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Words and Pictures on 05/09/13

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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.

Words and Pictures on 12/13/12

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Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Words & Pictures December 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).

Words and Pictures on 11/08/12

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Thu, 11/08/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Words & Pictures November 2012

Words & Pictures welcomes two local artists whose work crosses boundaries and genres: Anthony Alvarado, whose book D.I.Y.

Words and Pictures on 10/11/12

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Thu, 10/11/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Words & Pictures membership drive special October 2012
Words & Pictures October 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

Words and Pictures on 09/13/12

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Thu, 09/13/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Montreal's Colosse comics collective visits KBOO on their west coast tour

One of Montreal's most avant-garde publishing houses is the Canadian independent comic collective Colosse.  This summer, three up-and-coming Colosse artists embarked on a west coast tour, stopping in Portland to visit with Words & Pictures host S.W. Conser.

 

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David Chelsea's Extreme Perspective

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Thu, 03/10/2011

Words & Pictures tours the studio of comics artist, illustrator, voice actor, and bon vivant David Chelsea, teasing out the twists and turns of a thirty-year career in the lively arts.

David's new book and DVD set Extreme Perspective! For Artists has just been published by Watson-Guptill.  Years in the making, the book features surprising tips and entertaining background history about the role of perspective in art, and the DVD includes resources useful to both mainstream and experimental cartoonists.

A book signing is scheduled for Saturday, March 12, from 2 to 4pm at Cosmic Monkey Comics in Portland.

Special thanks to Emily Young for editing this month's show!

Comics Night at the Opera

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Thu, 02/10/2011

Twenty-five local cartoonists attended a special dress rehearsal of Puccini's Turandot at the Portland Opera, where they captured their impressions of the evening in comics form.  Comics Night at the Opera is the brainchild of Portland Opera's publicity and publications manager Julia Sheridan, P.R. and marketing coordinator Claudie Fisher, and CulturePulp's Mike Russell, who join S.W. Conser in the KBOO studios.

Barry Deutsch's Hereville

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Thu, 12/09/2010

For its seventh anniversary show, Words & Pictures returns to its Northwest roots with guest Barry Deutsch, an up-and-coming Portland cartoonist whose debut graphic novel Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword has just been published by Amulet Books.  Hereville has been drawing rave reviews with its modern folk-tale story of a troll-fighting eleven-year-old Orthodox Jewish girl.  Barry also talks about crafting political cartoons for Z Magazine, Dollars and Sense, and his own website LeftyCartoons.com.

Comics at the Crossroads

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Thu, 11/11/2010

Words & Pictures pays a visit to the Maryhill Museum in the sleepy Columbia Gorge hamlet of Goldendale, Washington, where the works of 40 Pacific Northwest comics artists are currently on display.  Back in KBOO's Portland studios, we chat with Sarah Oleksyk, one of the featured artists at the Comics at the Crossroads exhibit and author of the forthcoming graphic novel Ivy.

Ted Rall and Matt Bors: Unembedded in Afghanistan

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Mon, 10/11/2010

Ted Rall and Matt Bors spent the month of August traveling across Afghanistan without official handlers, meeting the local residents and sending stories back to their blogs in comics form.  Ted is the immediate past president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists and author of several books including the recent Anti-American Manifesto.  Matt is a syndicated cartoonist whose work appears occasionally in the Oregonian; he's also illustrated the stories for David Axe's book War Is Boring.

Additional web-only stories of Ted & Matt's Afghani odyssey can be heard at this link.

Ted Rall and Matt Bors: Extended Web-Only Afghanistan Stories

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Mon, 10/11/2010

Ted Rall and Matt Bors generously stayed around the KBOO studios following their live radio appearance of October 11 to tell more stories of their unembedded travels through Afghanistan.

The original live radio appearance of October 11 can be heard at this link.

Ted Rall's 2008 interview with Words & Pictures, including the tale of his near-death experience at the hands of the Taliban, can be heard at this link.

Shannon Wheeler and Steve Duin

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Thu, 09/09/2010

A page spread from Shannon Wheeler's Gulf coast sketchbook shows a sand-cleaning machine on the beach at Grand Isle, La.

Too Much Coffee Man's Shannon Wheeler returns to Words & Pictures, and he's had a busy year.  He's become an occasional cartoonist for the New Yorker magazine, written and drawn a Captain America story for Marvel's Strange Tales II, and most recently visited the Gulf states in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon spill with the local group PDX2GulfCoastOregonian columnist Steve Duin joins Shannon to talk about the pair's adventures in and around New Orleans, and the upcoming graphic novel that they're writing together.

Bill Ayers and Ryan Alexander-Tanner

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Thu, 07/08/2010

Distinguished Professor of Education and Fugitive Days author Bill Ayers has teamed up with cartoonist and ex-Portlander Ryan Alexander-Tanner to adapt his groundbreaking education textbook into comics form.  The result is To Teach: The Journey, in Comics.  Host S.W. Conser asks Bill and Ryan about their struggles to translate mountains of text into narrative art (while avoiding Fox News cameras during the 2008 election); Bill's fights against the No Child Left Behind juggernaut; and the transformation of a famous mug shot into a cartoon icon.

R. Crumb: the Book of Genesis

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Thu, 06/10/2010

With the Book of Genesis exhibit opening this weekend at the Portland Art Museum, Bill Dodge talks with Chief Curator Bruce Guenther about the life and art of trailblazing comics creator R. Crumb.

R. Sikoryak's Mashups of Comics and Literature

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Thu, 05/13/2010

R. Sikoryak is a artistic chameleon who got his start in comics with the Art Spiegelman - Francoise Mouly compilation RAW, designed covers for the New Yorker, and created the G.W.Bush "Decider" character for The Daily Show.  His new book Masterpiece Comics boasts a hilarious and eye-opening collection of "mashups" in which such classic literary figures as Franz Kafka's Gregor Samsa find their iconic counterparts in the likes of Peanuts' Charlie Brown.

This audio file is the membership drive version of R. Sikoryak's appearance on Words & Pictures.  An expanded version of the interview will be added to the site soon.

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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!

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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