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Words and Pictures on 10/13/11

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Thu, 10/13/2011 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Words and Pictures celebrates 100 episodes with author Daniel Clowes and author Brendan Douglas Jone

This Thursday morning Words & Pictures celebrates its 100th episode with a special hour-long show from 11am to noon.

Our featured guest will be Daniel Clowes, Oscar-nominated author of Ghost World and 2011 recipient of the PEN Literary Award for Graphic Literature. Dan will be talking about his latest book, Mister Wonderful, copies of which will be available as thank-you gifts during KBOO's fall membership drive.

Also appearing on the show will be Brendan Douglas Jones, author of the epic webcomic Breakfast of the Gods, which is now available in print form (despite the obvious trademark infringement issues, wink wink). And we'll be hearing from Ron Diamond about the upcoming Animation Show of Shows screening in Portland.

Words and Pictures on 05/12/11

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Thu, 05/12/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Ethan and Malachai Nicolle of AxeCop and Dash Shaw of BodyWorld

Today Words and Pictures talks to some of the oddest and most talked-about artists working in the field of webcomics.  During KBOO's spring membership drive, we'll be sharing the studio with Ethan and Malachai Nicolle of AxeCop and Dash Shaw of BodyWorld.  Both of the comics projects have recently crossed over into the world of mainstream publishing, but their creators still continue to experiment at the fringes of the internet.

Words and Pictures on 04/14/11

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Thu, 04/14/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Stumptown Comics Fest and Gan Golan
Tune in for a preview of this month's Stumptown Comics Fest, featuring an appearance by Portland Mayor Sam Adams, who will be stopping by the festival this Saturday in the guise of his superhero alter ego "SamDroid" to benefit local homeless youth organization p:ear.
 
Also appearing on the show will be Gan Golan, author of the children's book parody Goodnight Bush as well as the epic graphic novel Unemployed Man, which the London Guardian calls "a furious, fearless, Swiftian kind of a book that... should be read by everyone."
 

Words and Pictures on 03/10/11

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Thu, 03/10/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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David Chelsea on Extreme Perspective! For Artists

Comics artist, illustrator, voice actor, and bon vivant David Chelsea pays a return visit to Words & Pictures.  Tune in as we tour David's Portland studio and follow the twists and turns of a thirty-year career in the lively arts.

Words and Pictures on 01/13/11

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Thu, 01/13/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Three legendary cartoonists speak

Words and Pictures presents three legendary cartoonists.

Charles Burns, best known for his book "Black Hole," reads from his latest series "X'ed Out."

We hear an excerpt of a talk by the late Portland cartoonist John Callahan whose books include "He Won't Get Far On Foot" and "Do Not Disturb Any Further."

Art Spiegelman, author of the cartoon memoir "Maus," was recorded at the Bagdad Theatre in Portland.

Words and Pictures on 12/09/10

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Thu, 12/09/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Local author Barry Deutsch talks about his first graphic novel

For the seventh anniversary of the show Words & Pictures goes back to their roots by talking live with local author Barry Deutsch, who's just published his first graphic novel Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword, the adventures of a troll-fighting eleven-year-old Orthodox Jewish girl.

Words and Pictures on 11/11/10

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Thu, 11/11/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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"Comics at the Crossroads: Art of the Graphic Novel."

Words and Pictures visits the Maryhill Museum of Art in the sleepy Columbia Gorge hamlet of Goldendale, Washington, where 40 comics artists and writers from the Pacific Northwest are participating in the special exhibit "Comics at the Crossroads: Art of the Graphic Novel."  We'll hear from Maryhill curator Steve Grafe about the exhibit, including the Daniel Duford lecture "Comics in the Expanded Field" (coming up this Sunday, November 14).  Then we'll head back to the studio for a live chat with comics artist and illustrator Sarah Oleksyk.

Words and Pictures on 10/11/10

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Mon, 10/11/2010 - 6:15am
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Political cartoonists Ted Rall and Matt Bors

Host S.W. Conser interviews political cartoonist Ted Rall whose new book is "The Anti-American Manifesto" and Portland cartoonist Matt Bors, author of "War Is Boring", depicting war-stricken places like Iraq, Lebanon, and Somalia, and presenting them in an honest way

Words and Pictures on 09/09/10

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Thu, 09/09/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Interview with Shannon Wheeler

Shannon Wheeler, creator of Too Much Coffee Man and occasional cartoonist for the New Yorker, is the guest. Shannon just returned from New Orleans along with the PDX2GulfCoast team, where they've been shining a light on the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

 

Words and Pictures on 07/08/10

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Thu, 07/08/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Bill Ayers' Radical Education Theories as Comic Book

Guest Bill Ayers has adapted his radical education theories into comic book form, with the help of cartoonist Ryan Alexander-Tanner. Host S.W. Conser talks with Bill and Ryan about restructuring the classroom for the new century, watching Bill's face on Fox News and transfroming his mug shot into a cartoon icon.

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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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