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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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Thu, 02/09/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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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.

Words and Pictures on 01/12/12

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Thu, 01/12/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Anina Bennett and Paul Guinan on their graphic book "Frank Reade: Adventures in the Age of Invention

Host S.W. Conser interviews Anina Bennett and Paul Guinan about the graphic novel "Frank Reade: Adventures in the Age of Invention", a follow-up/companion piece to 2009’s critically acclaimed "Boilerplate: History's Mechanical Marvel." The authors chronicle the Tom Swiftian exploits of a turn-of-the-20th-century mini-dynasty of scientific innovators and adventurers.

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.

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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.

Webcomics Special featuring AxeCop and BodyWorld

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Thu, 05/12/2011

Two very odd and popular webcomics are collected in book form by mainstream publishers, while their creators continue to innovate on the fringes of the internet.  Axe Cop, a fever dream of a comic featuring gun-toting dinosaurs and ninja moon warriors, is written by six-year-old Malachai Nicolle and illustrated by his 30-year-old brother EthanDash Shaw's BodyWorld originated as the digital equivalent of a biblical scroll, telling the otherworldly yet strangely familiar story of a quiet community entranced by a plant with telepathic powers.

Special thanks to Mel Reslor, who edited the Dash Shaw segment, and to Liam Delta for his recording assistance on the AxeCop segment.

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.

Axe Cop   Ethan & Malachai Nicolle    BK AXECOPn1

Unemployed Man   Gan Golan & Erich Origen    BK unemploy

War Is Boring   David Axe & Matt Bors    BK warbored

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: 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.

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.

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.

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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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