THE K CHRONICLES: WHAT A LONG STRANGE STRIP IT’S BEEN
by Keith Knight
THE K CHRONICLES is a semi-autobiographical comic strip by
cartoonist/rapper Keith Knight that appears weekly on Salon.com and in
many other fine publications (like the Pacific Sun, Las Vegas Mercury,
Funny Times, and more). The strip is an unabashedly provocative mix of
political and social satire; tackling such touchy subjects as racism,
violence, and sex with a self-deprecating humor, personal honesty and
light-hearted goofiness rarely found in a newspaper comic. The result is
accessible yet subversive, compassionate and political, without being
preachy. Described as a combination of Calvin & Hobbes and underground
comix, THE K CHRONICLES has garnered a large fan base that includes
Spike Lee, Matt Groening, Garry Trudeau, Dave Eggers and Maya Angelou.
WHAT A LONG STRANGE STRIP IT’S BEEN will feature over one-hundred K
CHRONICLES strips (including “Life’s Little Victories”), plus some
multi-page stories and strips that have never before seen print. Keith
Knight, a fan favorite on the convention circuit, also raps with the San
Francisco band The Marginal Prophets and is currently developing an
animated series for Nickelodeon.
— $12.95 (US), 128 pages, Trade Paperback, 6″ x 7 1/2″, ISBN 1-891830-30-9
HAPPY: ELEPHANT, BUNNY & CHICKEN
by Josh Simmons
Not for the weak of heart, Josh’s incredibly drawn comics are a
disturbing exposé on the dark side of the American Dream, pointing out
the sometimes ludicrous underbelly of Democracy and Prosperity. Fans of
Ivan Brunetti’s SCHIZO, Pete Sickman-Garner’s HEY, MISTER and Johnny
Ryan’s ANGRY YOUTH COMIX will definitely want to “get Happy.” Included
in this all-new issue is a 17-page story, “Autobiographical Comix,”
where Josh “celebrates” the existence of confessional autobio strips, a
very detailed 10-page story, “The King of the World Makes a New Friend”
which took Josh two years to draw working off and on, and a few
unforgettable shorter pieces as well. Mature Readers.
— $3.50 (US), 32 pages, Color Cover, B&W Interiors, 6″ x 9″, Comic Book, Saddle Stitched
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