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Philip Barasch's Hand Hewn Comics

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Thu, 06/11/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Words and Pictures for June 2015

Artist Philip Barasch exhibits his large-scale oil paintings at Portland-area galleries and industrial spaces, and then adapts the panels into card sets and sequential narratives.  His comic-book series Hand Hewn is about to be released, preceded by an exhibition at ECOpdx.

Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club 2

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Thu, 05/14/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Author Chuck Pahlaniuk releases a Fight Club sequel for comics readers

Author Chuck Palahniuk is in the studio to preview Fight Club 2, an all-new serialized story from Dark Horse Comics featuring art by Cameron Stewart and David Mack.  Dark Horse Editor-in-Chief Scott Allie also joins us to talk about the collaborative art and writin

Linework NW and DIY Magic

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Thu, 04/09/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Words and Pictures for April 2015

Portland's newly-expanded Linework NW Comics and Illustration Festival is heading into its second year, and co-organizer Sam Marx is in the studio to give us a preview.  Then, D.I.Y. Magic author Anthony Alvarado has practical advice for listeners who want to unlock the powers of their imagination.

Empowering Renters with Comics

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Thu, 03/12/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Words and Pictures for March 2015

For millions of people across class, cultural, and generational divides, the comics form has proved an effective means for both instruction and empowerment.  So, when Portland's Community Alliance of Tenants needed a tool for teaching renters about their legal rights, they turned to cartoonist Becky Hawkins.

Scott McCloud: The Sculptor

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Thu, 02/12/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Words and Pictures for February 2015

In this special membership-drive edition of Words and Pictures, we're joined by Scott McCloud, whose seminal text Understanding Comics changed the way that society looked at sequential art.  With his new graphic novel The Sculptor, Scott McCloud returns to narrative fiction with a twisty tale of love and death, creativity and commerce, art and passion.

Comic Art, Comedy, and Latino Culture

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Thu, 01/08/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Words and Pictures Jan 2015: Lowriders in Space and Picture This!

The new all-ages graphic novel Lowriders in Space, written by Cathy Camper and illustrated by Raúl Gonzales III, takes young readers on an adventure with colorful animal characters while affirming contemporary Latino artistry.

Words and Pictures on 12/11/14

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Thu, 12/11/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Conversations with pioneering animators and comics artists

Taki Soma, Michael Oeming, and David Walker

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Thu, 11/13/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Words and Pictures for November 2014

We're joined live in the studio this Thursday morning by three local writers and artists whose comic titles will be premiering this month.  Taki Soma and Michael Oeming are debuting their new title Sinergy, and David Walker has adapted the legendary book and film series Shaft to the comics page.

Clusters and Your Economy - the Illustrated Guide

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Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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The economics of collaboration and geography - illustrated!

For this special membership drive edition of Words and Pictures, we welcome the international writing and illustrating team behind the comics-oriented guidebook Clusters and Your Economy, which examines collaborative communities from Renaissance Florence to California's Silicon Valley to find out why cultural and technological breakthroughs are influen

Enter the Mandala

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Thu, 09/11/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Creative team Bruce Zick, Jon Shankar, and Kevin Foxe introduce their mythological epic Mandala

Produced at a small studio in Portland and distributed by local publisher Dark Horse Comics, Mandala is an epic story blurring fiction, reality, and mythology, and crossing the lines between comics, film, TV, games, and digital series.

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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.

Art Spiegelman: Breakdowns

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Mon, 01/26/2009

For the first time in three decades, Pulitzer prize-winning graphic novelist Art Spiegelman (Maus) has gathered his early groundbreaking comics into one volume.  The new edition of Breakdowns: Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@&*! includes a new graphic memoir opening a window into both a personal and cultural history of the late 20th century. 

Art talks with S.W. Conser and Bill Dodge about comics as high art, breaking the media censorship of the Danish Muhammed cartoons, and creating picture books for children and grownups.

The Amazing Bruce Bickford

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Mon, 12/15/2008

For more than 40 years, maverick stop-motion animator Bruce 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 works out of his Seattle studio and has just re-released his surreal magnum opus Prometheus' Garden, which screened at the recent SuperTrash Film Festival.

Comics and Animation Wizard Michel Gagne

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Mon, 11/24/2008

Words & Pictures travels north to Bellingham, Washington, to visit Canadian comics and animation wizard Michel Gagne, whose work runs the gamut from the abstract jazz-inspired film Sensology to concept design for Disney and Pixar. 

Gagne's bewildering take on the Dark Knight for DC Comics (Batman: Spore) infuriated traditional superhero fans, and his recently unveiled project Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet breaks the mold for computer-based gaming.  Recorded with the kind assistance of KUGS-FM Western Washington University.

Voices of Northwest Cartoonists

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Mon, 10/27/2008

Words and Pictures presents a compilation of Pacific Northwest cartoonists reading from their works.  Guests include Carol Lay, Charles Burns, Jim Woodring, Bob Rini, David Malki, and John Callahan.

Greg Palast: Steal Back Your Vote

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Wed, 10/22/2008

Just in time for the 2008 election, investigative reporter Greg Palast has published a comic book, Steal Back Your Vote, with the cooperation of Robert Kennedy Jr. and cartoonists Ted Rall (America Gone Wild), Lloyd Dangle (Troubletown), and Lukas Ketner (Witch Doctor).  KBOO's S.W. Conser talks to Greg and the comic artists about steps that citizens can take to counteract voter fraud and suppression.

Greg Palast is a New York Times-bestselling author and a journalist for the British Broadcasting Corporation as well as the British newspaper The Observer. His work frequently focuses on corporate malfeasance but has also been known to work with labor unions and consumer advocacy groups. Notably, he has claimed to have uncovered evidence that Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris, and Florida Elections Unit Chief Clay Roberts, along with the ChoicePoint corporation, rigged the ballots during the US Presidential Election of 2000 and again in 2004 when, he argued, the problems and machinations from 2000 continued, and that challenger John Kerry actually would have won if not for disproportional "spoilage" of Democratic votes.

Bill Plympton: Idiots and Angels

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Mon, 09/22/2008

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Bill Plympton pays a return visit to his hometown of Portland as his new short Hot Dog premieres in Mike Judge's upcoming Animation Show (beginning Oct. 26 at Cinema 21).  Bill's latest animated feature Idiots and Angels opened to critical acclaim this spring at the Tribeca Film Festival and will be arriving in Portland theaters in early 2009.

UPA Retrospective

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Mon, 08/25/2008

Words & Pictures celebrates 65 years of the UPA animation studio with rare audio clips and stories from the people who were there.  Guest Jack Heiter helped animate Mister Magoo, Roger Ramjet, and the forgotten 1960's classic Gay Purr-ee; and animation historian Tee Bosustow is the son of UPA director Stephen Bosustow, who co-founded the studio in the wake of the 1940's Disney strike.

A People's History in Comics

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Mon, 07/28/2008

Words & Pictures welcomes guest Mike Konopacki, a labor cartoonist who 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 about the power of images to raise public consciousness and the challenges of mixing caricature with historical portrayals.

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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!

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