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NW Animation Festival preview on Words & Pictures

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Thu, 05/08/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Words & Pictures for May 2014

This special membership drive edition of Words & Pictures highlights this year's expanded version of the Northwest Animation Festival.  We're joined by Festival Director Sven Bonnichsen as well as David & Nick, the composing team behind the animation-performance duo Billygoat.  And as a special bonus for listeners, there will be original artwork, books, and other thank-you gifts available with your pledge of support to KBOO.

Linework NW preview on Words and Pictures

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Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Words and Pictures previews Linework NW

Words & Pictures previews a brand-new gathering of cartoonists, illustrators, printmakers, and other creators, taking place the second weekend of April at Portland's Norse Hall.

Ernest & Celestine's Benjamin Renner

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Thu, 03/13/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Ernest & Celestine co-director Benjamin Renner joins Words & Pictures

The César Award-winning French film Ernest & Celestine was recently nominated for an Academy Award for best Animated Feature.  Adapted from Gabrielle Vincent's beloved storybook series by Benjamin Renner, along with co-directors Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar, Ernest & Celestine tells the tale of

Divas Dames & Daredevils with author Mike Madrid

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Thu, 02/13/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Divas Dames & Daredevils author Mike Madrid on Words & Pictures

Divas, Dames & Daredevils: Lost Heroines of Golden Age Comics is the new collection of classic adventure stories by writer and editor Mike Madrid, who celebrates the plucky, exotic, and sometimes just plain odd female protagonists who populated the pages of American comics between the 1940's and 1960's.  Unlike Wonder Woman, Mary Marvel, and Sheena, Queen of the Jungle, these characters had their brief moment in the sun then vanished into obscurity.

Nicole Georges: Calling Dr Laura

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Thu, 01/09/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Words & Pictures for January 2014
Words and Pictures January 2014

Dennis Eichhorn's Real Good Stuff

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Thu, 12/12/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Words and Pictures for December 2013
Venerable underground writer Dennis Eichhorn is notorious for his outrageous true-life adventures, which since the 1970's have been collected in such comics titles as Real Stuff and such books as The Legend of Wild Man Fischer.  Dennis has collaborated with dozens of comics artists over the years, including Pat Moriarity and J.R. Williams, who, along with Poochie Press' Tom Van Deusen, have been helping him launch a brand new compilation, Dennis P.

Joe Sacco: The Great War

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Thu, 11/14/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Words and Pictures for November 2013
Comics journalist extraordinaire and occasional Portlander Joe Sacco returns to Words & Pictures with a project unlike any other.  The Great War is a 24-foot long panorama depicting the first day of the Battle of the Somme, July 1, 1916.  Joe regales host S.W. Conser with globe-trotting adventures behind this epic artwork, explains why this nearly century-old battle is still relevant today, and hints about the next in-depth project that he's hoping to publish.

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.

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Tom McCall Centennial

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Thu, 05/09/2013

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, which drew anti-war activists away from an American Legion convention in Portland.  Author Sarah Mirk, who created the comic with artist Daniel Duford, joins Kick-Ass Oregon History founder Doug Kenck-Crispin to regale listeners with the history they didn't learn in school.  Sarah will also share details about how to participate in the newest Know Your City project, Comics for Change.

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).

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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.

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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.


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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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