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Keef talks ‘Knight Life’

Posted by: Rich Watson on April 29, 2008 at 9:08 pm

From Keith Knight‘s newsletter:

The Knight Life is the new daily strip being syndicated by United Features Syndicate!! It’s premiering on Monday, May 5th (Cinco De Mayo AND National Cartoonist’s Day)!!

Honestly, folks. This is a dream come true. This is what I dreamt about as a kid. It’s the big leagues. I want to thank everybody who has supported my work over the years. I hope you will continue to support it as it grows and expands like an American waistline.

FAQs – WHAT’S THE KNIGHT LIFE ABOUT?

It’s autobiographical like The K Chronicles. But different. It has to be, because of the format. It’s a much more character-driven strip. Sundays will be a combination of reformatted K Chronicles and new stuff — all in sparkling, vibrant color!!

WHERE IS IT RUNNING?

It’s starting up in a few choice places (Seattle, Portland, Las Vegas, Detroit, the Washington Post and more), but not enough places. THAT’S WHERE YOU COME IN!!

HOW CAN I GET THE KNIGHT LIFE IN MY LOCAL PAPER?

I need everybody to send a polite email, letter, or make a phone call to your local newspaper editor and kindly request that they consider adding The Knight Life to their comics page. You can tell ‘em that the artist won a 2007 Harvey Award for Best Comic Strip [and a 2007 Glyph Comics Award for same! - R], and that their circulation will quadruple if they add it. Don’t threaten. Don’t nag. Don’t be too harsh about other strips. It may back fire. Please be nice.

Newspapers will sometimes ask their readers directly about the comics page. Others sometimes do a test run of strips. The Sacramento Bee and the Contra Costa Times will be testing the Knight Life for a week or two, so if you’re up for it, hit ‘em with good feedback after they start running it. Remember: AFTER IT APPEARS IN THE PAPER!! I’ll be sending an email out about it.

BUT GET THIS: THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE HAS NOT PICKED IT UP!!

After all the years I gave to San Francisco. Damn.

Definitely send some emails the Chronicle‘s way. They’ve been asking for feedback..

*Also, talk it up on yer blogs, podcasts, websites and all that stuff.

*If you know any publications/radio/TV shows who could possibly do a piece about the strip or mebbe an interview, let me know!!

WHAT’S GONNA HAPPEN TO THE K CHRONICLES AND (TH)INK?

I’m gonna keep on doing them. Plus the daily. Plus MAD and ESPN. With a baby on the way. NO PROBLEM!!

IS THERE A PLACE ONLINE I CAN FIND THE STRIP?

You’ll be able to see it at comics.com, I believe. I will also be carrying it a week later on my site.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, FEEL FREE TO SEND ME AN
EMAIL. AGAIN, THANKS FOR YOUR HELP AND SUPPORT!!

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