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Keith Knight, Friend and Supporter of B+B

The Black and Blue Story Project is incredibly grateful for the friendship and support of Keith Knight, a true 21st century Renaissance man. Keith is a rapper, social activist, and educator, in addition to his most well-known work as one of the funniest and most highly regarded cartoonists in America.

With a uniquely personal style that draws inspiration from Calvin & Hobbes, MAD, and underground comix, Keith creates a weekly single-frame cartoon called (th)ink, a weekly autobiographical multi-panel called The K Chronicles, and a syndicated daily strip, The Knight Life.

Like Keith himself, his work is funny yet self-deprecating, with a deep infusion of satire, politics, humor, and edge. Much of his work calls out the unequal treatment and abuse of Black people by police, and his visions of a better future for public safety are perfectly aligned with the Black and Blue Story Project's own goals. Like Keith, B+B uses storytelling, comics, and dramatic art to explore and examine policing and social justice.

Keith's art has appeared in various publications worldwide, including The Washington Post, the New Yorker, San Francisco Chronicle, the Nib, Ebony, ESPN the Magazine, MAD Magazine, and the Funny Times . He has published over a dozen books, including a collaboration with B+B's own Mat Schwarzman, the Beginner's Guide to Community-Based Arts. Keith is also the recipient of several awards, including a Comic Con Inkpot Award for Career Achievement in Comics and recognition as a 2015 NAACP History Maker. In 2020, Keith's work became the inspiration for the live-action streaming television series, Woke, available now on Hulu. Knight serves as a co-creator, writer, and executive producer on the show, which is currently in production for Season 2.

The Black and Blue Story Project is proud to count Keith among our friends and supporters.

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