The story of how Denver alternative cartoonist Stan Yan and syndicated cartoonist and 2010 Inkspot Award-winner Keith Knight (The Knight Life), a Bostonian transplant living in California, became friends is one of those "six degrees" deals: They first exchanged work nine years ago at the Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco and later found themselves hawking books at adjacent tables at the San Diego Comic-Con for the last six years. Then last year, Yan was doing caricatures at a New Year's Eve party that turned into an engagement party. The lucky lady? She turned out to be Keith Knight's sister. "And the first person I did a caricature of turned out to be Keith's mom," Yan says. The friendship was locked in place.
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Knight, in town now for his sister's wedding, will team up with Yan tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. for a book signing at Enchanted Grounds Coffeehouse and Gameporium, 8800 South Colorado Boulevard, Littleton. Meet the drafty duo and get signed copies of Knight's collection The Knight Life: Chivalry Ain't Dead and Yan's The Wang: Erection Year and The Webstrips Volume 3.0; admission is free. Call 303-470-1010.