It’s time to talk to Indie and syndicated comic sensation Keith Knight about his life and art. Keith writes and draws “The K Chronicles,” “(Th)Ink,” and “The Knight Life.” He’s also a Star Wars fanatic, a sports nut, and a musician with the hip-hop/punk/garage band, “The Marginal Prophets.“ (You’ll hear their song “Phat in the Hole” about halfway through the show.) Keith is going to be at Comic Con doing various panels, including one with Stephan Pastis and Richard Thompson entitled “Syndication is dead…long live syndication!” I’ll be there with a report on that one!
We take a couple of detours in this interview…I had a bunch of stuff I didn’t even go near, as we geek out about Star Wars and sports for a long time. I don’t get to talk sports much with other artists, so forgive us…anyone who hates the Yankees like I do is worth talking to for that alone. I thank Keith for taking valuable pre-ComicCon time to talk to me!
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And speaking of Comic Con, I will be there for all four days, running around trying to convince people I’m an actual member of the press. That’s right…me and Dan Rather…in the same sentence. There are a bunch of panels I’m going to try to attend this year, with high hopes of getting some high-profile interviews. I’ll be cruising the floor, of course, and talking to all sorts of people. (Hey, it’s not Comic Con unless I talk to Lex Fajardo of the excellent “Kid Beowulf!“) I believe Justin “Mythtickle” Thompson is going to make an appearance one day, and we found out today that Brock “SuperFogey’s” Heasely and his lovely wife are going to show up, too! An unexpected Tall Tale Features jam fest, baby. I’ll snag Lucas Turnbloom of “Imagine This” and we’ll sequester ourselves in a corner and talk comics and conventions. I hope to blog every day and post pictures and maybe some video, so stay tuned!