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Gene Luen Yang: Boxers and Saints

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Thu, 10/10/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Words and Pictures for October 2013
Award-winning author Gene Luen Yang's new historical epic Boxers & Saints was a hit at the recent Wordstock literary festival. Gene's previous graphic novels, such as American Born Chinese and Prime Baby touch on the hot-button themes of culture, religion, and identity, and Boxers & Saints is no exception.

Words and Pictures on 08/08/13

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Thu, 08/08/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Mark Russell and Shannon Wheeler on God Is Disappointed in You

Host SW Conser welcomes guests Mark Russell and Shannon Wheeler to the airwaves.  The two of them have just released God Is Disappointed In You, a less-than-canonical romp through their favorite Bible stories, with words by Mark and cartoons by Shannon.

Words and Pictures on 07/11/13

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Thu, 07/11/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Words & Pictures for July 2013

Matt Bors is a young political cartoonist and Pulitzer Prize finalist whose travels have taken him from Portland to Afghanistan and Haiti, among other places.  His first book collection, Life Begins at Incorporation, has won rave reviews, and his work with the international group Cartoon Movement has helped introduce new talent to a worldwide audience.

Words and Pictures on 06/13/13

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Thu, 06/13/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Words & Pictures for June 2013

Editorial cartoonist Jack Ohman, who spent nearly three decades at The Oregonian and was recently short-listed for the Pulitzer prize, left Portland for Sacramento at the end of 2012.  While loading up the moving van, Jack made a valedictory appearance at the Oregon Historical Society to talk about art, politics, and the allure of the Pacific Northwest.


Words and Pictures on 05/09/13

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Thu, 05/09/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Words & Pictures for May 2013

Renowned Oregon Governor Tom McCall would have turned 100 years old this year.  To commemorate this larger-than-life figure, Know Your City (formerly the Dill Pickle Club) commissioned a comic book about McCall's controversial decision to fund the Vortex I rock festival in 1970 to draw attention away from an American Legion convention in Portland.  Author Sarah Mirk, who created the comic with artist Daniel Duford, will be in the studio along with Know Your City historian Doug Kenck-Crispin.  There will also be a ticket giveaway for the Northwest Animation Festival, and information about the newest Know Your City project, Comics for Change.

Words and Pictures on 04/11/13

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Thu, 04/11/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Conversations with pioneering animators and comics artists

Words and Pictures on 03/14/13

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Thu, 03/14/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Stumptown Comics Fest 2013!

In Portland, a tiny band of cartoonists believed there should be a platform for artists to connect with their communities; a concept not addressed at the traditional conventions. 10 years ago, the first Stumptown Comics Fest broke the mold and placed Portland at the heart of the burgeoning comics scene.

Join guest host, Paula Small, as she welcomes Aaron Duran, Communications Chair of Stumptown Comics, the arts non-profit responsible for Stumptown Comics Fest. They will discuss the 10-year anniversary of the upcoming Comics Fest, as well as Stumptown Comics mission to increase arts education and reach communities through comics.

Words and Pictures on 02/14/13

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Thu, 02/14/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Conversations with pioneering animators and comics artists

Words and Pictures on 01/24/13

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Thu, 01/24/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Words and Pictures John McAfee and Chad Essley

John McAfee (yes, that John McAfee) is the guest on this special edition of Words and Pictures, along with local animator Chad Essley, who's been maintaining the WhoIsMcAfee.com blog and is now working on the graphic memoir The Hinterland.

Along with discussions of The Hinterland and other projects in the offing, listeners will hear tales of John and Chad's adventures in Belize (some never before discussed in either the print or the broadcast media) as well as some of John and Chad's ideas for film and game production in Portland.

Words and Pictures on 01/10/13

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Thu, 01/10/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Words and Pictures January 2013

Celebrated Portland comics artists Barry Deutsch and Jenn Manley Lee created their epic works Hereville and Dicebox on the web, but now have hardcover graphic novels on the bookshelves.  Barry and Jenn join host S.W. Conser to show how comics are changing our conversations on gender, culture, art, technology, and mythology.

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Ben Katchor and the Architecture of Comics

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Thu, 04/11/2013

Ben Katchor, the first cartoonist to receive a MacArthur Fellowship grant, is also a writer, teacher, and performer of TED Talk recitations.  His familiar-seeming yet skewed urban vignettes, such as Julius Knipl: Real Estate Photographer and The Cardboard Valise, have been appearing in magazines and alternative newspapers for over a quarter century.  More recently, he's been collaborating with musician Mark Mulcahy on an absurdist musical play, The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island, and a comic-book opera, The Carbon Copy Building, both of which won Obie Awards.  Seemingly unable to successfully arrive in Portland, Katchor joins host S.W. Conser on the phone from Seattle to discuss his latest book, Hand-Drying in America and Other Stories, a collection of architecture-related comics from Metropolis magazine.

The Hinterland: Chad Essley and John McAfee

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Thu, 01/24/2013

John McAfee (yes, that John McAfee) is the guest on this special edition of Words and Pictures, along with local animator Chad Essley, who's been maintaining the WhoIsMcAfee.com blog and is now working on the graphic memoir The Hinterland.

Along with discussions of The Hinterland and other projects in the offing, listeners will hear tales of John and Chad's adventures in Belize (some never before discussed in either the print or the broadcast media) as well as some of John and Chad's ideas for film and game production in Portland.

Barry Deutsch and Jenn Manley Lee

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Thu, 01/10/2013

Celebrated Portland comics artists Barry Deutsch and Jenn Manley Lee have been collaborating and inspiring each other since high school.  Their separate projects, Barry's Hereville and Jenn's Dicebox, began as epic web comics but have now been collected and printed in hardcover graphic novel form.  Barry and Jenn sat down at the KBOO studios with host S.W. Conser to discuss how comics are changing our conversations on gender, culture, politics, technology, and mythology.

 

Ellen Forney: Marbles

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Thu, 12/13/2012

Seattle comics artist, writer, teacher, and illustrator Ellen Forney has always brought a refreshing mix of frankness, whimsy, and fluid linework to her non-fiction comics, whether she's dealing with childhood nostalgia (I Was Seven in '75) or adult "playtime" (Lust: Kinky Online Personal Ads from Seattle's The Stranger).

Forney's new graphic memoir Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me is her most confessional book, a heady mix of creative ferment, societal and psychological studies, and personal stories (following her initiation into "Club Van Gogh") that she hopes will shed light on the often misunderstood phenomenon of bipolar disorder.

The Projects International Art & Comics Fest, plus a conversation with Chris Hedges & Joe Sacco

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Thu, 10/11/2012

Nation Institute Senior Fellow Chris Hedges (American Fascists, War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning) and comics journalist Joe Sacco (Palestine, Safe Area Gorazde) have teamed up to produce Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, a sweeping portrait of the American underclass and the institutions that profit from their misery. Sitting down with West Virginia coal miners; immigrant farmworkers in Florida; Sioux activists at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation; elderly residents of Camden, New Jersey; and Wall Street occupiers in New York, Hedges and Sacco bring together wrenching stories of crisis, despair, survival, and hope, the personal histories brought to life with Sacco's painstaking illustrations.

Also featured on today's show: a preview of the upcoming Projects International Art & Comics Fest with organizer Dunja Jankovic.

As part of KBOO's Fall Membership Drive, limited copies of the book Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt (in hardcover) will be available as thank-you gifts for your $60 pledge of support.

You can join KBOO by clicking here and entering the appropriate code (below).

Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt   Nation Books    BK REVOLT

Homer Davenport Centennial Commemoration

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Thu, 07/12/2012

Political cartoonist, sportsman, world traveler, and gadfly Homer Davenport has been called "Oregon's first media superstar" and "the last casualty of the Titanic."  In the centennial year of his death, historian and author Gus Frederick invites host S.W. Conser to Silverton, Oregon, to tour Homer's ancestral home GeerCrest Farm, learn about the political ferment of the gilded age through a newly annotated collection of Davenport cartoons, and preview the Homer Davenport Days celebration coming up August 3rd through 5th.

Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco: Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt

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Mon, 06/25/2012

Nation Institute Senior Fellow Chris Hedges (American Fascists, War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning) and comics journalist Joe Sacco (Palestine, Safe Area Gorazde) have teamed up to produce Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, a sweeping portrait of the American underclass and the institutions that profit from their misery.  Sitting down with West Virginia coal miners; immigrant farmworkers in Florida; Sioux activists at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation; elderly residents of Camden, New Jersey; and Wall Street occupiers in New York, Hedges and Sacco bring together wrenching stories of crisis, despair, survival, and hope, the personal histories brought to life with Sacco's painstaking illustrations.

Additional web-only audio content is available at this link.

 

Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco: Web-only special content

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Mon, 06/25/2012

Best-selling author and foreign correspondent Chris Hedges and comics journalist Joe Sacco tell more stories of their collaboration on the book Days of Destuction, Days of Revolt, as well as their adventures reporting from trouble spots both at home and abroad.

Original broadcast audio can be found at this link.

 

Matt Bors and Ted Rall

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Thu, 06/14/2012

In this extended version of Words & Pictures, we welcome Matt Bors and Ted Rall back to the KBOO studios for a freewheeling and often hilarious conversation about the burgeoning field of comics journalism.  Two years ago, Matt and Ted had just returned from an unembedded fact-finding mission to Afghanistan.  Since then, Matt has become the 2012 winner of the Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning and a driving force behind the international media platform Cartoon Movement.  Ted's latest work, The Book of O(bama): From Hope and Change to the Age of Revolt, has just been published by Seven Stories Press.


Alison Bechdel: Are You My Mother?

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Thu, 05/17/2012

Alison Bechdel, creator of the comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For and author of the graphic novels Fun Home (Time magazine's Book of the Year 2007) and the just-released Are You My Mother?, is the guest on a special hour-long membership-drive edition of Words & Pictures.

Are You My Mother? Book Trailer (If you do not see the video below, it is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VHSBDDuopo

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new KBOO mural coming soon

If all goes well, there will be a great mural up on the front of the station. Also.. new illustrated KBOO web site coming soon. Also, KBOO shwag and gear. Details coming in the near future.. peace!

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