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Episode Archive

Words and Pictures on 01/27/09

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Tue, 01/27/2009 - 9:45am - 10:30am

Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novelist Art Spiegelman is th guest. His body of work runs the gamut from the Holocaust memoir "Maus" to political features in "Harper's" and "The New York Times Magazine", and his re-released collection of early underground comics "Breakdowns" opens a windo into both a personal and a cultural history of the late 20th century.

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Tue, 12/16/2008 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Words and Pictures honors maverick stop-motion animator Bruce Bickford. For more than 40 years Bickford has been constructing dreamlike landscapes and bringing them to life, gaining notoriety in the 1970's as the fertile mind behind the Frank Zappa films Baby Snakes and The Amazing Mister Bickford. The subject of an award-winning 2005 documentary, Monster Road, Bickford still wroks out of his Seattle studio and has just re-released his surreal magnum opus Prometheus' Garden, which screened at the recent SuperTrash Film Festival.

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Tue, 11/25/2008 - 9:30am - 10:00am

The guest is Canadian animator Michel Gagne'. His work runs the gamut from the abstract jazz-inspired film Sensology to concept design for Disney and Pixar. His recently unveiled project Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet breaks the mold for computer-based gaming.

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Tue, 10/28/2008 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Voices of Northwest Cartoonists compilation -- Words & Pictures guests reading from their work.

Words and Pictures on 09/23/08

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Tue, 09/23/2008 - 9:30am - 10:00am

The guest is Oscar-nominated filmmaker Bill Plympton. His new short film "Hot Dog" arrives in Portlnad as part of Mike Judge's upcoming Animation Show. His latest feature film "Idiots and Angels" just premiered to critical acclaim at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Words and Pictures on 08/26/08

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Tue, 08/26/2008 - 9:30am - 10:30am

A special hour-long version of this show celebrating 65 years of the anti-establihment UPA animation studio. Guests include Jack Heiter, who helped animate Mister Magoo, Roger Famjet, and the forgotten1960's classic Gay Purr-ee. Plus animation historian Tee Bosustow, whose father Stephen helped found the UPA studio following the labor actions at Disney during World War II. www.upapix.com

Words and Pictures on 07/29/08

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Tue, 07/29/2008 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Labor cartoonist Mike Konopacki has collaborated with author Howard Zinn and historian Paul Buhle to create a comics version of Zinn's A People's History of American Empire. S.W. Conser talks with Konopacki abuot the power of images to raise public consciousness.

Words and Pictures on 07/22/08

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Tue, 07/22/2008 - 9:30am - 10:00am

The guest is David Malki !, the creator of the web comic "Wondermark" and the popular site "The Comic Strip Doctor." Malki !'s newly released Dark Horse Comics collection "Beards of Our Fathers" is a surreal combination of Victorian engravings and contemporary satire.

Words and Pictures on 06/24/08

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Tue, 06/24/2008 - 9:30am - 10:00am
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This month's guest is cartoonist Nicholas Gurewitch, creator of alt-comic The Perry Bible Fellowship

Words & Pictures visits the Stumptown Comics Festival and talks with award-winning web cartoonist Nicholas Gurewitch, creator of the outlandish and wildly popular comic strip The Perry Bible Fellowship.

Words and Pictures on 05/27/08

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Tue, 05/27/2008 - 9:30am - 10:00am
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Social critic at large Ted Rall is the guest on Words & Pictures.

Social critic at large Ted Rall is the guest on Words & Pictures. Best known locally for his scathing political cartoons in Willamette Week, Rall has courted controversy across the globe. He's reported from war zones in Afghanistan and Pakistan and is the author of numerous books including Revenge of the Latchkey Kids,Generalissimo el Busho, and the recent Silk Road to Ruin.

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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.

Erika Moen & Lucy Knisley on Words & Pictures

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Thu, 09/10/2009

Lucy Knisley, author of French Milk, and Erika Moen, creator of DAR: A Super-Girly Top-Secret Comic Diary, join Words & Pictures' S.W. Conser to discuss cartoon travelogues, online journaling, collaborative art-making, and the fine line between Renaissance iconography and porn.  Warning: explicit content.

Boundary Crossings: Rose Bond's Animation Institute

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Wed, 07/08/2009

S.W. Conser welcomes back to KBOO Rose Bond and Mack McFarland to offer a preview of Boundary Crossings, a two-week animation institute at the Pacific Northwest College of Art which features screenings, symposia, and gallery exhibitions.  Rose and Mack discuss the emerging concept of "intermedia," and are joined by artists Daniela RepasTodd Tawd, and Sonny Wilson, whose work Reduced Conception won the Animation Installation award at the 2007 Platform International Animation Festival.

 

Arnold Pander

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Wed, 06/10/2009

Portland artist Arnold Pander has teamed up with Brother Jacob to create projects as diverse as nightclub murals and erotic short films shot in infrared.  The Pander Brothers' latest releases are the independent film Selfless, an identity theft-themed thriller with an existential twist, as well as the self-published graphic novel Tasty Bullet, about an energy drink with strangely alluring properties.

 

 

 

Dinosaur Cage

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Wed, 06/03/2009

A short story by Seattle cartoonist Jim Woodring about the wonders of childhood and the mysteries of the great wide world is brought to the radio airwaves by director S.W. Conser and the One Take Pony players: David Chelsea, Zoe Loranger, Emily Young, and Mike Russell.

Joan Gratz and Joanna Priestley

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Wed, 04/29/2009

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.

 

 

Stumptown Comics Festival preview

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Wed, 04/08/2009

Dark Horse Comics president Mike Richardson returns to Words & Pictures to preview the 2009 Stumptown Comics Festival, running April 18-19 at the Lloyd Doubletree Hotel.  The festival is preceded by a benefit dinner on April 17 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 Oregon.  Mike is joined by comics artist and PNCA instructor Neal Skorpen, who is leading a collaborative workshop at Stumptown on The Instant Graphic Novel.

 

 

 

 

Don Hertzfeldt on Words & Pictures

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Wed, 03/11/2009

Hosts S.W. Conser and Bill Dodge sit down with Don Hertzfeldt, award-winning filmmaker and co-founder (along with Mike Judge) of the touring festival The Animation Show.  A young animator who embraces the pre-digital tools and techniques of the previous century, Don plunges his simply-drawn yet evocative characters into such poignant, bizarre, and hilarious short films as Everything Will Be Okay and I Am So Proud of You.

Spain Rodriguez on Che Guevara

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Mon, 02/23/2009

Who was the real Che Guevara?  Idealist?  Revolutionary economist?  Media icon?  In the wake of anniversary celebrations and Hollywood blockbusters, Words & Pictures poses the question to Spain Rodriguez, author of Che: A Graphic Biography, during his appearance at the Wordstock literary festival.  Himself an icon of the alternative comics scene, Spain has been an outlaw biker, political correspondent, and creator in the 1960's of the first underground comics tabloid, Zodiac Mindwarp, for the East Village Other.

Henry Selick: Coraline's 'Other Father'

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Wed, 02/04/2009

Stop-motion animator Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas) spent more than three years bringing the Neil Gaiman story Coraline to the big screen.  On the eve of Coraline's world premiere at the Portland International Film Festival, Selick sits down with S.W. Conser to talk about art, commerce, and the future of hand-crafted animation.

 

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