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Friday Forum + Conversation Cafe: Cartooning Can Save the World!

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
University YMCA, co-sponsored by Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program
Location
1001 S Wright St, Champaign, IL 61820, USA
Date
Feb 9, 2024   12:00 - 1:00 pm  
Speaker
Keith Knight, Gentleman Cartoonist
Contact
Marc Alexander
E-Mail
marc@universityymca.org
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Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program (WGGP)

Keith Knight is many things-rapper, social activist, father and educator among them. He is also one of the funniest and most highly regarded cartoonists in America. For nearly three decades, this multi­award-winning artist has brought the funny back to the funny pages with a uniquely personal style that's a cross between Calvin & Hobbes, MAD Magazine, and underground comix. Keith Knight 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. In 2020, the world was introduced to Knight's work in a whole new way-as the inspiration for the live-action streaming television series, Woke, courtesy of Hulu. Knight serves as a co-creator, writer, and executive producer on the show. 

Free lunch provided by Y Thai Eatery 

Women & Gender in Global Perspectives co-sponsors this lecture series

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