Keith Knight is one of the funniest and most highly-regarded cartoonists in the United States. For some 30 years, he has been creating three popular comic strips: the Knight Life, (th)ink, and the K Chronicles. His life and cartoons are also the inspiration for the Hulu streaming-series "Woke." Knight serves as the show's co-creator, writer, and executive producer, currently working on season 2.
A rapper, social activist, educator, and father, Keith is part of a generation of African American artists who were raised on hip-hop, infusing their work with urgency, edge, humor, satire, politics, and race. His 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.
Knight's presentations feature his comics and are infused with urgency and humor, storytelling and satire, designed to provoke constructive, civil dialogue amongst people of all ages, races, and political persuasions. His slide presentations on racial illiteracy and police brutality have also garnered awards including a Comic-Con Inkpot Award, a Belle Foundation Grant, and an NAACP History Maker Award. His presentations also highlight Black history and the importance of social activism.