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May 26, 2009

A Hard Time For The Funny Pages

Keith Knight wanted to be a cartoonist ever since he did a high school report on Animal Farm in the form of a comic book. Keith's teacher gave him an A-plus. The life of a cartoonist was not easy and certainly wasn't lucrative. But Keith caught a big break last year when he launched his first syndicated comic strip, which started running in many high profile papers. 

Then the bottom fell out of the newspaper industry. Keith has lost some distribution as newspapers across the country continue to fold, but he's managed to keep his head above water. Keith talks with Dick Gordon about keeping up with his always looming daily deadline, and his life in the funny pages.

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