Tuesday, June 4, 2019

JULY 2019'S PATREON BONUS!

I've just sent out June 2019’s Bonus: a PDF file of the next six pages  of my sketchbook! It will only be available this week, so download it ASAP!
Many Thanks Again for Your Patronage, and I hope this is the start of a great summer for Everyone!
Milt

https://www.patreon.com/miltonknight

Thursday, May 16, 2019

COMICS FOR SALE!



I've started a blog page of my comics for sale, and have so far posted the more recent HUGOs. Previews, too!

https://miltonknightcomics.blogspot.com/

Thursday, May 2, 2019

CARNAVAL

This is the one I've been working on a couple of weeks! Still touching it up.

COPYRIGHT 2019 BY MILTON KNIGHT

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

NEW

Three new abstracts, all 9x12". Acrylic on construction paper.

CHOIR PRACTICE



















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ON THE RIGHT TREK



















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OLD RELIABLE



















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"I wasn't *prepared* for you to be black!!"

COPYRIGHT 2014 BY MILTON KNIGHT

Monday, April 15, 2019

NEW



I'm sorting out my feelings about this one, but I'm trying some ancient glazing (washes over paint) techniques that give it a "classic" appearance I'm happy with.



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Sunday, April 14, 2019

NEW WORKS: "FORMAL" AND OTHERWISE!

























I sold two paintings in one week. For me, a record!


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Why couldn't Rock Roll have mimed to his own record instead of forcing Fred?

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This "we're going to remake this-and-that" feels like kids putting on their "own show".

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I wonder how the classic illustration painters turned fine quality work out like machines and think maybe the pride in meeting a professional's deadlines was an incentive. As well as the steady pay that came with it. Of course, all that is over with.

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Now that kids are allowed to watch Netflix in class and take girls into their bedrooms, I wonder why most of us went through such parent-and-teacher hell in the 70s. I'm disgusted.

COPYRIGHT 2019 BY MILTON KNIGHT

Friday, April 5, 2019

GOOD NEWS!!

Hello Dear Patrons ($2 and up)! April 2019’s PDF Patreon Bonus awaits in your mailbox: Another six sequential pages from my private sketchbook 2017-19!

And FLASH! We are 85 dollars over my GoFundMe goal! Another Big Shout of THANKS for Your Support!

All the Best Wishes,
Milt

Monday, April 1, 2019

GOBS OF ART

Hey, whatever, I've kept busy. Here are some of the latest from the studio:
















Sold one today!

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Done at the laundromat today. They're from memory, so go easy, won'cha?
















Thanks, Everyone, for your support during a difficult time.
Best Wishes,
Milt

COPYRIGHT 2019 BY MILTON KNIGHT

Sunday, March 3, 2019

MARCH 2019 PATREON BONUS!

Hello Dear $2 and over Patrons! In your mailbox now is your March 2019 Bonus PDF (600 dpi): Another six sequential pages from my private sketchbook 2017-19! And if you're not joined up yet...do!


https://www.patreon.com/miltonknight

Saturday, March 2, 2019

A WORD

The word "N----R", with its ugly, long and complex history, triggers emotional feelings in everyone; especially we African Americans. Centuries of hate and hurt present and retroactively. It is a traumatic word. But it is very much relished by the scum, the snail's shit who use it as a weapon to strike chords. It's a natural. The retort of "HONKY" doesn't hold its virulent cache. Recognize immediately the human horseshit the expression is coming from. It hurts like hell, angers us, but the word "N----R" itself holds no power over our status or worth as human beings.It is purely a reflection of *theirs*.
We will still have triggered feelings, but to recognize the whys and wherefores could be valuable.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

AFTER...AND BEFORE.



 The new studio...the old one. Century 21, you sucked!



Thursday, February 14, 2019

WARTS 'N' ALL BONUS!



Howdy, Friends!!
Join now and enjoy February's Patreon Bonus! The first ten pages of a series from my sketchbook! The drawings that work and those that don't in chronological order
Thank You Ten Times Betwixt for Your Patronage!!
Best Wishes,
Milt
https://www.patreon.com/miltonknight

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

RED HEAD

Just completed!



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Monday, February 11, 2019

THE LATEST COMMISSION

Chick Webb.


Thursday, February 7, 2019

THOUGHT

If there has been major progress in the fight against racism, I think it's that the perpetrators have become so desperately (or stupidly) obvious, more people than ever recognize it as a mental illness.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

MONSTROUS PHASES OF FUNNY FACES

Leftover paint on last night's palette and in "that kind" of a mood, so...



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Taken at the gallery opening on the 1st. Photo by NEFLOUISEM.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

PATREON BONUS FOR JANUARY!


Dear Patron, 
Your PDF bonus is this 6 page Elmo Aardvark story that just had an *extremely* limited debut in a promotional comic, THE ADVENTURES OF BIFFLE & SHOOSTER! (200 copies, so you're seeing the rarest this month!)

My Patreon Page

NEW COMMISSION

"Model sheet" of popular one shot SONIC character.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

THOUGHT FOR TODAY

The visual of Christ as a white man with brown hair is man creating God in his own image.

Monday, January 28, 2019

SHOW

I've got three paintings in a show opening on Friday! My debut in the Bloomington arts scene...

Night comes on gently
FEBRUARY 1 – 24, 2019
Opening reception February 1, 5–9p
Kaila Austin, Larissa Danielle, Katie Dieter, Milton Knight, Nefertiti Morris
This show features the various works of 5 artist working in the African American Diaspora expression. Together their voices create a new narrative that recites stories as individuals and experiences of the whole.

Dimensions Gallery 
 222 W 2nd St,
Bloomington IN 47403
1-812-370-0278
Sat-Sun: 12pm-6pm
By Appointment

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

ARTIST'S STATEMENT

The gallery I'll be showing at has requested an Artist's Statement and a bio to help promote the show:


ARTIST’S STATEMENT 1-23-19

Ever since I fell in love with drawing in 1963, I felt a purpose beyond simply creating. In those early, naïve days, I felt I had a purpose: to help make a better world by providing it with art of a special sort...a sort with feelings so extreme, it might exorcise the viewer's pain. That is what made me defy the cruel opposition of my family.
  
The resultant anger and dissatisfaction with the truths of life that grew in evidence have always driven my work. We were not wealthy; though I went to art courses after high school hours and later college classes, it was my choice not to undergo art school conditioning. A career in art meant independence.

I forged ahead feverishly. In my work, human emotion, casual cruelty and their natural byproduct, pain, are ever-present motifs. In a culture that demands the smothering of truths, I feel I have a mission to express, to speak to others whose needs and feelings are not being addressed in life as well as art; to lash open the curtain to expose the underrepresented beauty of America’s shabby.
Joy is another extremity. I parody the excesses of popular culture. The female figures are a culmination of art’s ideals through art history to the voluptuosity of vintage Hollywood, commercial art and the burlesque stage. I depict the “common man’s”wish fulfillments with sensuality swelled to bursting, expressed in rich impasto or heavy slathers of black. I want color you can eat, like rich, frothy bread. In a sole work, I try to encourage the viewer to walk into the frame. I want a roomful of them to swallow the spectator. Inspired by Renaissance drawing, I put serious thought into keeping my figures and backgrounds full bodied and full of motion, to never do anything 'easily', to always twist the figures and perspectives into going that 'extra mile'.
I am at heart an American cartoonist and have a difficulty with segregating my art as ‘African American’. I consider my art to be international; Asian brush paintings, Expressionism, Pop Art; it is better to ask what I am not influenced by. My inspirations span time and globe.
   My interest is rarely in recapturing or approximating reality, but in creating new ideas and forms and in giving them their own unique life. 

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BIO 1-23-19

Graduated from BOCES Cultural Arts Center (Syosset, N.Y.), then took a few college classes in art at Hofstra University while beginning a freelance art and writing career.

Left home at seventeen, ekeing out what some would call a semi-living at my crafts while enjoying a lovely semi-homeless existence on Manhattan's waterfront. Finally landed in a Brooklyn brownstone where I spent seven waterbuggy years.


Did everything I could, I wasn't particular. Wrote and drew comic books and comic strips for magazines and small newspapers, illustrated, designed record covers, posters, candy and T-shirts, and exhibited paintings and drawings, the major gallery being Psychedelic Solution in Manhattan. Spent the 1980's on the outskirts of the "radical art scene" of Greenwich Village. A challenging time, if not always a happy one.
Labor on Ninja Turtles comics allowed me to get up a grubstake to move to the West Coast in 1991, lured by prospects of a more healthful existence. There followed a riot and a few earthquakes while working in animation as a designer, animator, and debuting as a director thanks to my good friend Felix the Cat and yes, I did a spot of work for Disney). My work in the print media continued until that market petered out thanks to computers and The New Dark Ages.

To retain my sanity (HA), I work on a stream of independent projects, which have included a first novel, independent animation, and the painting.

Became a Bloomington resident in June of 2018.