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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.

 

Words and Pictures on 08/09/12

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Thu, 08/09/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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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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Thu, 05/17/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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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.

 

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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

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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