Drawn Together: The Intersection of Graphic Novels and Social Justice

Award-winning cartoonist, TV creator, and Malden native Dr. Keith Knight (the Knight Life, the K Chronicles) will be presenting a slideshow making the case that comics and graphic novels are the key to a more informed and compassionate world.

Thursday November 16th at 6:30pm.

The Malden Public Library is excited to host this event. 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 multi-award-winning artist has brought the funny back to the funny pages with a uniquely personal style that’s a cross between Calvin & Hobbes, MAD, 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.

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This event is sponsored by Malden Reads and Malden Arts.