Sunday, May 23, 2010

Book Giveaway of The Knight Life by Keith Knight

Anna and Hatchette Book Group are generously giving away 2 copies of Keith Knight's The Knight Life.  

The Knight Life: "Chivalry Ain't Dead"
About the Book:
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

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."

I thoroughly enjoyed this book!  Read my review here.

About the Author:

Keith Knight was born and raised in the Boston area. Weaned on a steady diet of Star Wars, hip-hop, racism and Warner Bros. cartoons, Knight started drawing comics in grade school. After graduating from college with a degree in graphic design, Knight drove out to San Francisco in the early 90s. It was in the Bay Area where Knight developed his trademark cartooning style that has been described as a cross between Calvin & Hobbes and underground comix.

Knight is part of a new generation of talented young African-American artists who infuse their work with urgency, edge, humor, satire, politics and race. His art has appeared in various publications worldwide, including the Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle,, Ebony, ESPN the Magazine, L.A. Weekly, MAD Magazine, and the Funny Times. Knight won the 2007 Harvey Award and the 2006, 2007 & 2008 Glyph Awards for Best Comic Strip. His comic musings on race have garnered accolades and stirred controversies, prompting CNN to tap him to grade America on its progress concerning issues of race.

Keef has a 2-year old and has not read anything beyond little kiddie books in a long time. But he does have time for comics! He recommends: Ruben Bolling's "Tom the Dancing Bug", Steve Notley's "Bob the Angry Flower", Kate Beaton's "Hark, a Vagrant!", Harvey Pekar's "American Splendor", Amy Martin's "Bachelor Girl", Alison Bechdel's "Fun Home"…and way more.

Check out Keith Knight's website at

To enter, please just tell us why you'd like this book.

1. Please include your email address, so that I can contact you if you win. No email address, no entry.
2. You must be a follower to join the contest.

The contest is limited to US and Canada only. No P.O. boxes. The contest ends at noon on June 30, 2010.

Thank you so much to Anna and Hatchette Book Group for sponsoring this giveaway!


  1. It sounds like it would be interesting. Please enter me in contest.

  2. Sounds like a neat book. Please include me.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  3. This sounds like so much fun.


  4. I love social satire in any form!
    six_one_nine_girlie86 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  5. This looks fun! I need something fun and light to read in this heat! :) Please enter me!

    I'm a follower.

    bethsbookreviewblog2 AT gmail DOT com

  6. I love cartoons! This looks fun!

  7. This sounds like a fun and entertaining book. Thanks for sharing with us and letting us possibly win one. :)

  8. I'm a Google Friend follower and I'd love to win this book because it looks as if it would be funny and have a lot of social insight!

    lahlstedt (at) gmail (dot) com

  9. I am a big fan of Calvin and Hobbes. As this book tackles contemporary and social issues in a similar manner, this is the type of book that I would really enjoy reading. Please enter me into your giveaway. I am also a follower.

    Thank you,


  10. Sounds good. I'm a follower.


  11. I'd like to read this just because it sounds like it would be funny. :0) Plus, I haven't read a good cartoon book in a while.

    Thanks! :0)
    librarygrinch at gmail dot com

  12. I've love a humorous read! Something that will make me laugh. We've had so much going on around here lately--it would be a great pick-me-up!

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

  13. I used to love the old Calvin & Hobbes comic strips. These sound like they'd be fun. Thanks!

    ozzie13326 at

  14. I'd love to read this book because it looks so different from the types of books I normally read (mysteries). I need a good laugh!

    lahlstedt (at) gmail (dot) com

  15. I would love to win this book because it sounds so interesting, and I love to read.

    terrymac1a at hotmail dot com

    I am a follower