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Linework NW and DIY Magic

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Words and Pictures
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Thu, 04/09/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Words and Pictures for April 2015

Portland's newly-expanded Linework NW Comics and Illustration Festival is heading into its second year, and co-organizer Sam Marx is in the studio to give us a preview.  Then, D.I.Y. Magic author Anthony Alvarado has practical advice for listeners who want to unlock the powers of their imagination.

Empowering Renters with Comics

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Words and Pictures
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Thu, 03/12/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Words and Pictures for March 2015

For millions of people across class, cultural, and generational divides, the comics form has proved an effective means for both instruction and empowerment.  So, when Portland's Community Alliance of Tenants needed a tool for teaching renters about their legal rights, they turned to cartoonist Becky Hawkins.

Scott McCloud: The Sculptor

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Thu, 02/12/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Words and Pictures for February 2015

In this special membership-drive edition of Words and Pictures, we're joined by Scott McCloud, whose seminal text Understanding Comics changed the way that society looked at sequential art.  With his new graphic novel The Sculptor, Scott McCloud returns to narrative fiction with a twisty tale of love and death, creativity and commerce, art and passion.

Comic Art, Comedy, and Latino Culture

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Thu, 01/08/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Words and Pictures Jan 2015: Lowriders in Space and Picture This!

The new all-ages graphic novel Lowriders in Space, written by Cathy Camper and illustrated by Raúl Gonzales III, takes young readers on an adventure with colorful animal characters while affirming contemporary Latino artistry.

Words and Pictures on 12/11/14

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Thu, 12/11/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Conversations with pioneering animators and comics artists

Taki Soma, Michael Oeming, and David Walker

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Words and Pictures
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Thu, 11/13/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Words and Pictures for November 2014

We're joined live in the studio this Thursday morning by three local writers and artists whose comic titles will be premiering this month.  Taki Soma and Michael Oeming are debuting their new title Sinergy, and David Walker has adapted the legendary book and film series Shaft to the comics page.

Clusters and Your Economy - the Illustrated Guide

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Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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The economics of collaboration and geography - illustrated!

For this special membership drive edition of Words and Pictures, we welcome the international writing and illustrating team behind the comics-oriented guidebook Clusters and Your Economy, which examines collaborative communities from Renaissance Florence to California's Silicon Valley to find out why cultural and technological breakthroughs are influen

Enter the Mandala

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Thu, 09/11/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Creative team Bruce Zick, Jon Shankar, and Kevin Foxe introduce their mythological epic Mandala

Produced at a small studio in Portland and distributed by local publisher Dark Horse Comics, Mandala is an epic story blurring fiction, reality, and mythology, and crossing the lines between comics, film, TV, games, and digital series.

Tall Ships, Gitmo's Women, and Sequential Art

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Words and Pictures
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Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Grand Adventurer Lucy Bellwood visits Words and Pictures

Comics artist Lucy Bellwood has teamed up with journalists to report on Islamic environmentalists and the Women of Gitmo, and with modern mariners to tell the stories of life onboard historical sailing ships.  Her new art show "Down To the Seas Again" will open in September at Portland's Sequential Art Gallery.

Words and Pictures Summer School

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Words and Pictures
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Thu, 07/10/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Stand-Up Economist Yoram Bauman and Cartoon Historian Gus Frederick visit KBOO

This Thursday, Words & Pictures brings summer school to you, with a visit from "stand-up economist" Yoram Bauman, who's co-authored the new book The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change.

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Stumptown writer Greg Rucka

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Thu, 03/15/2012

Portland comics writer, novelist, and script doctor Greg Rucka is an Eisner-award winning author whose lean prose runs the gamut from espionage fiction to thriller to noir.  An experienced martial artist and former EMT, Greg is the creative force behind the Queen & Country and Gotham Central series, and has teamed up with local artist Steve Lieber on the Whiteout books and with Matthew Southworth on the new graphic novel Stumptown.

Courtney Taylor-Taylor and One Model Nation

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Thu, 02/16/2012

What happens when an industrial Krautrock band gets mixed up with the radical Red Army Faction in 1970's Berlin?  Find out on this special expanded edition of Words & Pictures' Winter Membership Drive special.

Joining us in the studio is Courtney Taylor-Taylor, co-founder and frontman for protean Portland band The Dandy Warhols.  Courtney has teamed with chamelonic artist Jim Rugg and actor/musician/historian Donovan Leitch to craft the new graphic novel One Model Nation, set in an alternative version of Berlin where the burgeoning era of glam, noise, and punk meets the explosive anarchy of the Baader-Meinhof gang.

As part of KBOO's Winter Membership Drive, limited copies of the One Model Nation hardcover will be available as thank-you gifts for your $60 pledge of support.  Also available at the $60 membership level will be the One Model Nation companion CD Totalwerks Vol. I (1969-1977).

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

One Model Nation hardcover   Titan Books    BK ONEMODEL

Totalwerks Vol. I (1969-1977)   The End Records    CD ONEMODE

Anina Bennett and Paul Guinan

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Thu, 01/12/2012

The creative team of Anina Bennett and Paul Guinan follow up their epic steampunk saga Boilerplate: History's Mechanical Marvel with the companion book Frank Reade: Adventures in the Age of Invention.  Combining the artwork and storylines from forgotten dime novels with real events of the Victorian era, Anina and Paul bring the swashbuckling character of Frank Reade back to life, warts and all.  As in Boilerplate, meticulously sculpted miniature models find their way into the "archival images" of Frank Reade, leading readers to wonder where reality ends and fiction begins.

Anina and Paul will be appearing around Portland throughout the month of February, along with local costumers and scale models of the vehicles.  More information will be available at FrankReade.com.

Vera Brosgol: Anya's Ghost

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Thu, 12/08/2011

Comics artist and animator Vera Brosgol drew on her own immigrant childhood for inspiration in creating the character of Anya, the haunted teenager at the heart of her debut graphic novel. Anya's Ghost has been named a Kirkus Best Teen Book of the year and been called "a masterpiece" by author Neil Gaiman.  Vera wrote Anya's ghost while working on storyboards for the Laika animated features Coraline and Paranorman, and has directed her own animated shorts, including the darkly comic Snow-Bo.

Chel White and Laura McGie

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Thu, 11/10/2011

For over 25 years, Chel White has been breaking new ground in both animation and live-action filmmaking - mining poetry, mythology, and his own dreams for material while pioneering such technologies as Rapid Prototyping and Smallgantics at Portland production house Bent Image Lab.  Now, with the assistance of producer and co-writer Laura McGie and a number of grants and awards, Chel has directed his first full-length feature.  Bucksville has been chosen as the closing-night presentation at the 2011 Northwest Filmmakers' Festival.

Words & Pictures 100th episode with Daniel Clowes and Brendan Jones

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Thu, 10/13/2011

Words & Pictures celebrates its 100th show with PEN Literary Award-winning graphic novelist Daniel Clowes, whose newest book Mister Wonderful is an oddball romance first serialized in the New York Times Magazine.  Also dropping by the studio is trademark-infringing cartoonist Brendan Douglas Jones, whose epic webcomic Breakfast of the Gods has finally been released in print form.  Finally, we'll hear from Ron Diamond, the impresario behind the traveling short-feature showcase The Animation Show of Shows.

Expanded audio content of the Daniel Clowes and Brendan Jones interviews coming soon.  Check back soon with Words & Pictures.

Meanwhile, you can support KBOO and add to your graphic novel library during our Spring Membership Drive by clicking here and joining at the $60 level.  Enter the appropriate code below.

Mister Wonderful   Daniel Clowes    BK mister

Anime and Poster Art

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Thu, 08/11/2011

For this month's show, Ally Fields and Kate Fletcher drop by the studio to tell listeners about the upcoming Kumoricon anime convention in Vancouver, Washington.

Then, host S.W. Conser pays a visit to the Po'Boy Art studio to talk to some of Portland's preeminent poster artists, Emek, Guy Burwell, and Dan Stiles, about the past and present of poster art, and to Jason Brown and Chris Haberman, curators of the Rock/Paper/PDX group show exhibiting at the Performing Arts Center.

Poster Art - the Extended Cut

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Thu, 08/11/2011

In this extended version of August's Words & Pictures show, host S.W. Conser spends a little more time at the Po'Boy Art studio talking with some of Portland's preeminent poster artists, Emek, Guy Burwell, and Dan Stiles, about the past and present of poster art, along with Jason Brown and Chris Haberman, curators of the Rock/Paper/PDX group show exhibiting at the Performing Arts Center.

Jesse Reklaw and Lisa Mangum

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Thu, 07/14/2011

Slow Wave creator Jesse Reklaw and Gazeta anthology publisher Lisa Mangum join Words & Pictures to shine a light on the world of non-narrative comics and talk about the Comics Certificate Program at the Independent Publishing Resource Center.

Oregon History Comics

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Thu, 06/09/2011

Marc Moscato and Sarah Mirk of Portland's Dill Pickle Club introduce a series of comics highlighting unsung moments in Oregon history, and discuss their collaborations with local photographers, architects, tour guides, and middle-school students.

Comments

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!

Next Words & Pictures airdates:

  • Thursday June 10 2010 at 11:30am -                                                                                            Portland Art Museum curator Bruce Guenther previews the R. Crumb Book of Genesis exhibit
  • Thursday July 8 2010 at 11:30am -                                                                                                  guests: Bill Ayers and Ryan Alexander-Tanner, authors of To Teach: the Journey in Comics

 

 

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