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Divas Dames & Daredevils with author Mike Madrid

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Thu, 02/13/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Divas Dames & Daredevils author Mike Madrid on Words & Pictures

Divas, Dames & Daredevils: Lost Heroines of Golden Age Comics is the new collection of classic adventure stories by writer and editor Mike Madrid, who celebrates the plucky, exotic, and sometimes just plain odd female protagonists who populated the pages of American comics between the 1940's and 1960's.  Unlike Wonder Woman, Mary Marvel, and Sheena, Queen of the Jungle, these characters had their brief moment in the sun then vanished into obscurity.

Nicole Georges: Calling Dr Laura

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Thu, 01/09/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Words & Pictures for January 2014
Words and Pictures January 2014

Dennis Eichhorn's Real Good Stuff

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Thu, 12/12/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Words and Pictures for December 2013
Venerable underground writer Dennis Eichhorn is notorious for his outrageous true-life adventures, which since the 1970's have been collected in such comics titles as Real Stuff and such books as The Legend of Wild Man Fischer.  Dennis has collaborated with dozens of comics artists over the years, including Pat Moriarity and J.R. Williams, who, along with Poochie Press' Tom Van Deusen, have been helping him launch a brand new compilation, Dennis P.

Joe Sacco: The Great War

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Thu, 11/14/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Words and Pictures for November 2013
Comics journalist extraordinaire and occasional Portlander Joe Sacco returns to Words & Pictures with a project unlike any other.  The Great War is a 24-foot long panorama depicting the first day of the Battle of the Somme, July 1, 1916.  Joe regales host S.W. Conser with globe-trotting adventures behind this epic artwork, explains why this nearly century-old battle is still relevant today, and hints about the next in-depth project that he's hoping to publish.

Gene Luen Yang: Boxers and Saints

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Thu, 10/10/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Words and Pictures for October 2013
Award-winning author Gene Luen Yang's new historical epic Boxers & Saints was a hit at the recent Wordstock literary festival. Gene's previous graphic novels, such as American Born Chinese and Prime Baby touch on the hot-button themes of culture, religion, and identity, and Boxers & Saints is no exception.

Words and Pictures on 08/08/13

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Thu, 08/08/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Mark Russell and Shannon Wheeler on God Is Disappointed in You

Host SW Conser welcomes guests Mark Russell and Shannon Wheeler to the airwaves.  The two of them have just released God Is Disappointed In You, a less-than-canonical romp through their favorite Bible stories, with words by Mark and cartoons by Shannon.

Words and Pictures on 07/11/13

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Thu, 07/11/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Words & Pictures for July 2013

Matt Bors is a young political cartoonist and Pulitzer Prize finalist whose travels have taken him from Portland to Afghanistan and Haiti, among other places.  His first book collection, Life Begins at Incorporation, has won rave reviews, and his work with the international group Cartoon Movement has helped introduce new talent to a worldwide audience.

Words and Pictures on 06/13/13

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Thu, 06/13/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Words & Pictures for June 2013

Editorial cartoonist Jack Ohman, who spent nearly three decades at The Oregonian and was recently short-listed for the Pulitzer prize, left Portland for Sacramento at the end of 2012.  While loading up the moving van, Jack made a valedictory appearance at the Oregon Historical Society to talk about art, politics, and the allure of the Pacific Northwest.


Words and Pictures on 05/09/13

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Thu, 05/09/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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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

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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.

Oregon Cartoon Institute

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Fri, 04/23/2010

Oregon Cartoon Institute founders Anne Richardson and Dennis Nyback are working with cultural organizations around the state to spotlight the historical importance of locally-grown animators and cartoonists.  They're joined in the studio by musician Heather Perkins, OCI's artist-in-residence, who is composing an original concert piece inspired by Bugs Bunny and (Portland-bred) voice artist Mel Blanc.

Portland Comic Book Month

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Thu, 04/08/2010

S.W. Conser welcomes Stumptown Comics Festival director Shannon Stewart and Stumptown Comic Book Foundation president Kaebel Hashitani to talk about upcoming events this month — including the cartoon art show at the Portland Center for Performing Arts and the Comics Fest April 24-25 — now that City Hall has kicked off the third annual Portland Comic Book Month.

Dame Darcy on Words & Pictures

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Thu, 03/11/2010

Host S.W. Conser welcomes Dame Darcy, painter, fashion designer, reality TV star, and frontwoman for the band Death By Doll, as well as the creator of the charmingly macabre comic Meat Cake.  Formerly based in New York and L.A., Darcy currently finds the murky climate of Portland much more to her liking.

Joe Sacco: Footnotes in Gaza

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Thu, 02/11/2010

Portland artist and self-styled "war junkie" Joe Sacco has carved out a niche in the publishing world for his war reportage comics.  For twenty years Sacco has plunged into global hot spots to bring back detailed graphic stories of civilian bystanders.  His books include Safe Area Gorazde, Notes From a Defeatist, and Palestine, which won him an American Book Award and led to a Guggenheim Fellowship.  His latest book Footnotes in Gaza takes us back to the Palestinian refugee camps to reveal first-hand accounts of a massacre that was officially suppressed for fifty years. 

 

The Book of Grickle

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Thu, 01/14/2010

Award-winning Canadian cartoonist Graham Annable now makes his home in Portland, where he recently drew storyboards for the film Coraline.  A leader in the new generation of indy cartoonists, Graham brought together the team behind the comics compilation Hickee, and now brings a graphic sensibility to the short-story form with his critically-acclaimed Book of Grickle.

Syncopated: Non-Fiction Picto-Essays

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Thu, 12/31/2009

Syncopated is a new anthology of non-fiction "picto-essays" created by a broad range of contemporary comics artists, including Alec Longstreth and Sarah Glidden, who join host S.W. Conser to discuss this unique storytelling form.

Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol

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Thu, 12/10/2009

Nearly half a century ago, the UPA animation studio was a haven for misfit geniuses struggling to create relevant cartoon films in the face of political and cultural repression.  Gambling the future of the company on an hourlong television special featuring their most popular recurring character, they created a wildly successful holiday classic. 

The new book Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol: the Making of the First Animated Christmas Special collects long buried archival material into an exhaustive artistic and historical document.  Author Darrell Van Citters is joined by Magoo animator Jack Heiter to tell Words & Pictures listeners the story behind the Magoo story.  Bill Dodge and S.W.Conser host.

For more KBOO audio about the history of the UPA studios, click here and here.

Thanks to Emily Young for her engineering help on this show.

Boilerplate: History's Mechanical Marvel

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Thu, 10/29/2009

Words & Pictures travels to Steamcon, Seattle's steampunk convention, where Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett are debuting their historical magnum opus Boilerplate: History's Mechanical Marvel.

Thanks to Lyn Moelich for her engineering help on this program.

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new KBOO mural coming soon

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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
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