Today’s shout-out goes to Keith Knight, the brains behind my favorite weekly (even more so than Life in Hell) cartoon strip, The K Chronicles. Based in The City (aka, San Francisco), Keith could be considered the Samuel Pepys of Generation X (or Gen Y–pick whichever you prefer). Sir Keith talks about the big and little things that affect us all, from 9/11 to life’s little victories (a perennial theme of Keith’s). But Keith’s true genius is is ability to describe–nay, twistily explore–those teensy moments in life Homer Simpson so succinctly describes as being “funny because it’s true”.
So why haven’t you read him? So unless you’ve seen the strip in some savvy weeklies or Salon.com, Keith seems to have a problem being picked up by some alternative newspapers. One editor’s shortsitedness is a loss for thousands of readers.
So go on; visit Salon.com or buzzle.com and groove on Keith’s take on life–you won’t be sorry.