Keith Knight: Gentleman Cartoonist


October 5, 2007
7:30 pm


Frank W. Hale Jr. Black Cultural Center
154 W. 12th Avenue
Columbus Ohio 43210-1389

Frank W. Hale Jr. Black Cultural Center
October 5, 2007


Keith Knight will discuss his career as a cartoonist and musician and his experiences as a young, urban, African-American male.  His humorous and thought-provoking presentation will touch on contemporary issues of interest to the community including race, racial stereotyping, diversity, the media and politics.

This event is free and open to the public.  Co-sponsored by the Cartoon Research Library, the Frank W. Hale Jr. Black Cultural Center, the Institute for Collaborative Research and Public Humanities, the Multicutural Center, and the Ohio Arts Council.

Cartooning Is Serious Business Workshop
Columbus College of Art and Design
107 North Ninth Street

Saturday, October 7, 2007
10:30 am -12:30 pm


Free admission, but RSVP required by September 30

Keith Knight will draw upon 12 years as a self-syndicated cartoonist for this intensive workshop, which is an advanced class for artists, illustrators and cartoonists interested in making cartooning a viable money-making career.  The workshop will focus on the business side of comics from marketing and promotions to dealing with syndicates and negotiating publishing contracts.

This workshop is co-sponsored by the Cartoon Research Library, the Columbus College of Art and Design, the Institute for Collaborative Research and Public Humanities, and the Ohio Arts Council

About the Sponsors:

The primary mission of the Cartoon Research Library at the Ohio State University is to develop a comprehensive research collection of materials documenting American printed cartoon art (editorial cartoons, comic strips, comic books, graphic novels, sports cartoons, and magazine cartoons) and to provide access to these collections.

The Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) is one of the largest and oldest private art colleges in the United States. Recognized as a leader in visual arts education and as a resource for artists and the community, CCAD advances a distinct learning culture by blending a tradition of professionalism and a commitment to quality with a solid education in the fundamentals of art and the humanities.

The mission of the Frank W. Hale Jr. Black Cultural Center at the Ohio State University is to develop and maintain supportive programs and activities for the development and advancement of Black students. Additionally, it serves as an instrument of orientation and instruction to the larger community on issues of race, politics, economics, and community.

The Institute for Collaborative Research and Public Humanities at the Ohio State University has three purposes – to encourage cooperative research both among scholars in the humanities from Ohio State and elsewhere and between humanists and colleagues in the Arts and Sciences and elsewhere on campus, to promote the engagement of the humanities with the public culture beyond the university, and to foster experimental interdisciplinary education.

The Multicultural Center at The Ohio State University exists to provide intellectual and cultural enrichment, programs & services, and facilities; and to create a community environment that recognizes cultural differences, respects cultural uniqueness, and facilitates cross-cultural interaction, learning and appreciation.

The Ohio Arts Council is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally and economically.