Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Keith Knight interviewed by Gil Roth

This has a mention of Keith's recent talk at the National Archives around 2/3rd of the way through. Also, Keith was recently featured in Comic Riffs article on black cartoonists. You can find links to both of them in our archived pages. I'm using the Archives discussion as a lede because I really like and respect Knight's work.

Keith Knight

Virtual Memories #149

"The talk about race in America hinges on how comfortable white people are with it. Because once white people are too uncomfortable, they'll either say you're pulling the race card, or just say, 'Enough.'"
This week's show: Gentleman cartoonist Keith Knight! Keith & I met up at a cafe in Chapel Hill last month to talk about comics, race, fixing the Star Wars prequels, his career as a Michael Jackson impersonator, the literature course that made him a political artist, his campus lecture tour on race relations, the importance of crowdfunding, the reasons he continues with a daily comic strip (and two more strips), why you never see black people on Antiques Roadshow, the songs that will turn any party out (excluding tracks by MJ and Prince), the case for Off The Wall over Thriller, whether it's an honor or a disgrace to be the first non-white guest on this podcast in two years, and more! Give it a listen!

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