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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.

 

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."
 

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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.

A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge

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Thu, 10/15/2009

Comics artist  Josh Neufeld met and talked with survivors of Hurricane Katrina while volunteering with the Red Cross in 2005.  The result of these conversations is the graphic chronicle A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge, a critically-acclaimed collection of first-person accounts from the Crescent City's various cultures, races, income groups, and neighborhoods.  S.W. Conser spoke with Josh during the 2009 Wordstock Literary Festival.

Special thanks to Emily Young for her invaluable production help on this program.

Rupert Bazambanza: Smile Through the Tears

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Thu, 10/08/2009

As part of KBOO's Africa Special, artist Rupert Bazambanza joins Words & Pictures by telephone from Kigali, Rwanda, to talk about his graphic novel Smile Through the Tears, a memoir of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi population of Rwanda.

Special thanks to Trillium Shannon for her invaluable production help, as well as Jenka Soderberg and Mimi Villarqui for their excellent translation skills.

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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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