Cartoonist and Sonic artist Milton Knight has been the victim of a vicious and senseless hate crime that has left him hospitalised.
Knight informed friends and followers in a post on his Facebook Page on February 25. He details that he was waiting for a bus when a man approached him and started shouting racial slurs over and over. Knight confronted the man and was assaulted, receiving “cuts, a broken nose and more”.
Milton Knight is a cartoonist with a 1930’s style, largely known in the Sonic community for working on the “Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog” cartoon and giving Dr. Robotnik his fat, goofy look in the series. As far as we’re concerned, the man’s an absolute legend and we as a community feel extremely horrified that he has been treated this way.
There have been reports of Knight coming into financial hardship in recent times too, which makes the news of this attack even sadder. If you’d like to help out Milton Knight, he has a GoFundMe page and a Patreon that you can pledge to.
Thanks for the tip, John!