Like Life in Hell, The K Chronicles is a (now) weekly comic where you are able to find broad swathes of it online – although, in this instance, you can find it on an official site rather than someone collecting scans on a Tumblr. They also both feature the creator’s own take on current events.
This is where the similarities end, although the political slant of both (at least from what I have read of both) is on the more liberal side. The strips themselves are, on average, more political – with them being written through the lens of Knight’s own experience as an African-American. Most of the ones that I ended up reading were more recent, so references to Trump’s America, Black Lives Matter were abound. Considering I recently joined a diversity group within my work department, it felt like a remarkable piece of timing that I picked these up.
This won’t be the last I hear of Keith Knight, The K Chronicles and his life have inspired a series on Hulu that will be going onto our watchlist – alongside pretty much everything else in the world, or at least that’s how it sometimes feels. It’ll be good to see Sasheer Zamata in something again… eventually.