Keith Knight: "They Shoot Black People, Don't They?" - Slideshow on occasion of the official opening of the JFKI library's comic collection

Nov 25, 2014 | 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Keith Knight
Keith Knight

Tuesday, 25 November, 14:00 – 16:00, Room 340, JFKI


(Link to the Event's Poster)

Frank Kelleter:  Einführung  / Introduction

Julia Mayer: Comics in wissenschaftlichen Bibliotheken und die Comic-Sammlung der Bibliothek des JFKI

Daniel Stein:  Comics Studies and the Research Unit "Popular Seriality—Aesthetics and Practice"

Keith Knight: "They Shoot Black People, Don't They? A Cartoonist's Look at Police Brutality in the U.S."

Brand-new Power-point slideshow from nationally syndicated cartoonist Keith Knight (The Knight Life, The K Chronicles, (th)ink). Presenting his unique take on the militarization of the nation's police force and the unchecked killing of unarmed citizens, Knight's cartoons are infused with urgency, humor, satire, politics, and race. His work is designed to provoke constructive, civil dialogue amongst people young and old, left and right, of all colors and orientations.

Keith Knight's work has graced the pages of the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, Daily KOS,, MAD Magazine. He is the recipient of Comic-Con International's Inkpot Award for achievements in his field. Steven Spielberg won the award a year later.

Zeit & Ort

Nov 25, 2014 | 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Raum 340, JFKI