The Knight Life: “Chivalry Ain’t Dead” by Keith Knight
I don’t read comics on a regular basis, I have to admit, but the strips in this collection are laugh-out loud funny commentaries on life, politics, technology. The first time I just glance at the book, I had to immediately show several to my husband. Some of them are just so hilarious I had to share.
Here’s the blurb:
The Knight Life is a hilariously twisted view of life through the eyes and pen of its creator, community-oriented urban hipster and award-winning cartoonist Keith Knight. The Knight Life deftly blends political insight and neurotic humor in a uniquely fluid and dynamic style, offering a comic strip that’s fresh, sharp, topical and funny. Designed for daily newspapers, The Knight Life follows Knight’s long-running, 2007 Harvey Award-winning weekly comic strip “The K Chronicles,” which appears on salon.com.
An unabashedly provocative political and social satire, The Knight Life tackles contemporary issues like consumer culture, bacon, the media, race, family and everything else, gently mocking the minutiae of daily life with self-deprecating humor, honesty and goofiness-a combination that’s perfect for the comics. And The Knight Life’s energetic style reminds readers that comics can look funny as well as read funny. The result is accessible yet edgy, compassionate and political-and never preachy. Cartoonist and comic historian R.C. Harvey said, “The Knight Life is undeniably the best new laugh- and thought-provoker on the comics page. Not since Calvin and Hobbes has there been so novel an entertainment in the funnies.”
And an example from Knight’s website:
I’ve got two copies of The Knight Life to giveaway, thanks to the Hachette Book Group. To enter, just leave me a comment below by June 13. Two random winners will be chosen on June 14. This one’s open to the US and Canada, no PO Boxes.
Published September 1, 2009 by Oxmoor House
I received my copy from the publisher for review and the above is my honest opinion. I am an Amazon associate.