The K Chronicles creator Keith Knight spoke at the University of Arizona last night to help put to rest the controversy that erupted after the student paper inadvertently ran one of his cartoons in which one of the comic characters twice used the n-word the day after the presidential election.
Keith explained the told the audience of about a 100 students that the cartoon was based on a real event and dialog.
“It was such a unique situation and such an odd and weird and slightly, slightly hopeful situation that I was like, ‘Wow this couple was willing to call this guy the worst thing that he can be called and elect him to be the most powerful person in the world.’ That’s the most bizarre thing I have ever heard”
In an interview with the campus paper Seema Patel, Administrative VP of the Associate Students and a co-sponsor of the event, said that she thought Keith helped resolve many of the lingering issues surrounding the cartoon.
“Students that still had lingering questions got them answered. I think that he brought up a bunch of different perspectives that may not have been explored before,” Patel said. “I think that a lot of the concerns that I had been hearing and feeling, I think a lot of those have been addressed.”