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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.

Words and Pictures on 01/14/10

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Thu, 01/14/2010 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

guest: Graham Annable, author of Grickle

Words and Pictures on 12/10/09

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Thu, 12/10/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Words & Pictures welcomes animation director Darrell Van Citters, author of the new book Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol: The Making of the First Animated Christmas Special. Darrell will be joined by Jack Heiter who helped create the project nearly fifty years ago.

Words and Pictures on 10/15/09

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Thu, 10/15/2009 - 11:00am - 11:30am

Words and Pictures reports from Wordstock where author Josh Neufeld unveiled his comics-based personal account of the Katrina flood called A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge.

Words and Pictures on 07/09/09

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Thu, 07/09/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

Words and Pictures previews Boundary Crossings, a two week workshop at Pacific Northwest College of Art that aims to expand animation from the screen to the street. Organizer Rose Bond will discuss the concept of “intermedia” and the emerging art form of animation installations.

Words and Pictures on 04/30/09

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Thu, 04/30/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Words & Pictures pays a visit to celebrated Portland animators Joanna Priestley and Joan Gratz

Words & Pictures pays a visit to celebrated Portland animators Joanna Priestley and Joan Gratz.

Joanna is the founder of the local animation society ASIFA-Northwest, and Joan is the Academy Award-winning creator of the films Creation and Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase.  Their fiercely independent visions can be seen this Thursday evening at the Hollywood Theatre screening Words Worth a Thousand Pictures: Contemporary Animation about Language.

Words and Pictures on 04/09/09

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Thu, 04/09/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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A preview of the 2009 Stumptown Comics Festival and Portland Comics Month

Dark Horse Comics president Mike Richardson will be live in the studio Thursday morning to help preview the 2009 Stumptown Comics Festival April 17-19, which includes a benefit dinner Friday night for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.  Mayor Sam Adams has declared April to be Portland Comics Month in honor of the strong base of independent talent making their home in the area.  Also in the studio will be comics artist and instructor Neal Skorpen, who'll be leading a workshop on The Instant Graphic Novel.

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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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