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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."
 

Words and Pictures on 03/10/11

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Thu, 03/10/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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David Chelsea on Extreme Perspective! For Artists

Comics artist, illustrator, voice actor, and bon vivant David Chelsea pays a return visit to Words & Pictures.  Tune in as we tour David's Portland studio and follow the twists and turns of a thirty-year career in the lively arts.

Words and Pictures on 01/13/11

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Thu, 01/13/2011 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Three legendary cartoonists speak

Words and Pictures presents three legendary cartoonists.

Charles Burns, best known for his book "Black Hole," reads from his latest series "X'ed Out."

We hear an excerpt of a talk by the late Portland cartoonist John Callahan whose books include "He Won't Get Far On Foot" and "Do Not Disturb Any Further."

Art Spiegelman, author of the cartoon memoir "Maus," was recorded at the Bagdad Theatre in Portland.

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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.

David Malki ! on Words & Pictures

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Mon, 07/21/2008

David Malki ! talks about and performs readings from  his popular webstrip "Wondermark" and his book from Darkhorse comics titled  "Beards Of Our Forefathers" featuring new humorous essays and colleced strips from Wondermark.com

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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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  • Thursday June 10 2010 at 11:30am -                                                                                            Portland Art Museum curator Bruce Guenther previews the R. Crumb Book of Genesis exhibit
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