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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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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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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.

 

Words and Pictures on 08/09/12

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David Rees is the creator of the popular Get Your War On webcomic and zine

David Rees, creator of the clip-art comics collections My New Filing Technique is Unstoppable and Get Your War On, and supporter of land-mine removal efforts in Afghanistan, has just published How To Sharpen Pencils, a how-to book that e

Words and Pictures on 05/17/12

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Alison Bechdel on Words & Pictures

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?, will be the guest on a special hour-long edition of Words & Pictures this Thursday morning.

Hardcover copies of Are You My Mother? will be available as thank-you gifts for new and renewing KBOO members. Call the pledge line at (503) 232-8818 or (877) 500-KBOO.

Words and Pictures on 04/12/12

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Thu, 04/12/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Stumptown Comics Fest, Joelle Jones and Jamie S. Rich

Words & Pictures previews the upcoming Stumptown Comics Fest with featured guests Joëlle Jones and Jamie S. Rich. Artist Joëlle is a rising star in the comics world, recently illustrating the Troublemaker books for Janet Evanovich. Writer Jamie is the prolific author of both prose novels and graphic novels, including the Spell Checker series.

Words and Pictures on 03/15/12

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Thu, 03/15/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Local comics writer extraordinaire Greg Rucka

Words and Pictures welcomes local comics writer extraordinaire Greg Rucka, creator of the Gotham Central and Queen & Country series, and author of the graphic novels Whiteout and Stumptown.

 

Words and Pictures on 02/16/12

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Thu, 02/16/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Industrial rock meets radical politics in Courtney Taylor-Taylor's debut graphic novel

Courtney Taylor-Taylor on Words & Pictures

What happens when an industrial Krautrock band gets mixed up with the radical Red Army Faction in 1970's Berlin? Find out this Thursday morning on a special membership drive edition of Words & Pictures.

Words and Pictures on 02/09/12

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Dan Clowes author, screenwriter and cartoonist

Host S.W. Conser speaks with Dan Clowes, the Oscar-nominated author of Ghost World and 2011 recipient of the PEN Literary Award for Graphic Literature.

Much of Clowes's work first appeared in his anthology comic Eightball, which featured self-contained serialized narratives. All of the serialized narratives have been collected and published as graphic novels, most notably Ghost World. With filmmaker Terry Zwigoff, Clowes adapted Ghost World into the 2001 film of the same name, and he also adapted another Eightball story into the 2006 film Art School Confidential.

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Mayor-Man and Unemployed Man at Portland Comics Month

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Thu, 04/14/2011

Portland Mayor Sam Adams is fitted for a superhero costume by local costumed-event organizers Alter Egos Society, and plans an appearance at the Stumptown Comics Fest to benefit homeless youth advocacy group p:ear.  Meanwhile, live in the studio, author Gan Golan introduces his epic graphic novel The Adventures of Unemployed Man, brought to life with the help of co-author Erich Origen and a cast of legendary action-hero artists.

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.

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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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