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The K Chronicles is a satirical, autobiographical comic strip created by Keith Knight, running since 1993. It is one of several strips on the Web site of Daily Kos.

The strip focuses on the author's life, usually covering strange people and events he encounters. The strip also comments on social issues, such as ethnicity and politics.

Keith Knight lived in San Francisco when the strip first began. He later moved to Los Angeles, and then to North Carolina in 2015.

A daily, mainstream newspaper version of the strip, titled The Knight Life, was launched in 2008. Its content is similar to the weekly strip, as well as the same characters, but it also has longer storylines and additional characters created for the strip.

Keith Knight is also the creator of (Th)ink and The Knight Life which is a more family-friendly version of The K Chronicles.

Provides examples of:

  • Canon Foreigner: The Knight Life added additional characters such as Dexter Sr., Dexter Jr., Clovis, and Virgil the Conspiracy Theorist.
  • Composite Character: According to Keith Knight, whenever he or his friends do something really weird, embarassing, or illegal, he uses Gunther as a stand-in.
  • Evil Twin: Keith jokingly refers to his real-life twin sister as being this.
  • Faking the Dead: Dexter Sr. faked his death so that the sales of his rap albums can increase. Evidently, it worked.
  • Just Here for the Free Snacks: Keith has said many times this why he goes to art exhibits.
  • Lighter and Softer: The daily strip, The Knight Life, is essentially a family-friendly version of The K Chronicles, although there are moments where even that gets crap past the radar.
  • The Nameless: Knight goes out of his way to not include the names of his two sons in his strip(s), leading sometimes to cumbersome linguistic work-arounds.
  • Sudden Anatomy: Characters' arms only appear when they're necessary.
  • Take That!
    • Keith is a Star Wars fan who hates the prequels, and would often ridicule them in the strip.
    • The Knight Life makes fun of legacy strips (strips drawn after the original creator died) with a strip within the strip "The Good Ol' Days", which dates back to the Civil War and is about a couple of slaves.
  • Wall of Text: Oh lordy. It's not rare to have strips where a majority of the panels are text, with very few actual drawings.