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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.

Words and Pictures on 03/12/09

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Thu, 03/12/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

The guest is Don Hertzfeldt, award-winning filmmaker and co-founder 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 short films as Everything Will Be Okay and I Am So Proud of You.

Words and Pictures on 02/24/09

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Tue, 02/24/2009 - 9:30am - 10:00am

The guest is Spain Rodriguez, author of "Che: A Graphic Biography." Spain is an icon of the alternative comics scene. He has been an outlaw biker, political correspondent and creator of the first underground comics tabloid in the 60's, "Zodiac Mindwarp," for the East Village "Other."

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.

Words and Pictures

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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.

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UPA's Tee Bosustow

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Mon, 09/03/2007

Words & Pictures takes a loving look back at the brilliant and quirky UPA studio (started by Disney strikers after WWII) with animation historian Tee Bosustow.  Tee's father Stephen helped found the haven for artists and oddballs, many of whom ended up blacklisted during the McCarthy red scares of the 1950's.

Pixar's Gary Rydstrom

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Mon, 08/27/2007

Academy Award-winning sound designer Gary Rydstrom recently jumped into the director's chair to create the animated short "Lifted" for Pixar.  Gary hosted a screening at this summer's Platform Animation Festival in Portland, and has plenty of stories about finding soundtrack material in the strangest of places.

Zine Symposium Preview

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Mon, 07/30/2007

Hundreds of artists, writers, and self-publishers converge on Portland State University every August for the annual Zine Symposium.  Organizers Claudia McBarron and Patrick Devine offer a rundown of this year's events, joined by local cartoonist Erika Moen.

Cartoon Brew Films

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Mon, 07/23/2007

Award-winning authors/film historians Amid Amidi & Jerry Beck have been rescuing forgotten animation from archives and festivals and collecting it on their website Cartoon Brew Films.  S.W. Conser and Bill Dodge catch up with Amid and Jerry following their appearance at the Platform International Animation Festival.

Animation Installations

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Mon, 06/25/2007

Special for the Platform Animation Festival - Originally aired on Words & Pictures on June 26, 2007

Rose Bond and Dryden Goodwin introduce the free animation installations that have been appearing in the Pearl District during the Platform Animation Festival. Rose is a celebrated local animator and visiting artist Dryden Goodwin has been featured at the Tate Modern Gallery.

Scott McCloud: Making Comics

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Mon, 06/25/2007

Special for the Platform Animation Festival - originally aired on Words & Pictures on June 26, 2007
Scott McCloud, the author of the landmark work "Understanding Comics" rolls into town on a 50-state lecture tour exploring the art of visual storytelling.

Teresa Drilling on Words & Pictures

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Mon, 05/21/2007

Words & Pictures welcomes celebrated stop-motion animator Teresa Drilling. Dividing her time between Portland and London, Teresa has brought alive characters for Aardman Animation ("Wallace and Gromit"), Sesame Street, and most recently, the American version of "Creature Comforts," airing on network TV this summer. Plus, she's got a lot to say about Jungian archetypes. No, seriously.

Viewmasters Exhibit at the 3D Center

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Thu, 04/26/2007

S.W. Conser hosts a discussion with sculptor Joe Liptak about an exhibit on Viewmasters that the 3D Center is mounting. Also an episode of History Detectives coming up in June takes place at the 3D Center.

Platform Animation Fest Preview

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Mon, 04/23/2007

Platform International Animation Festival Did you know that the biggest animation event in the country is happening this summer, and the host city is Portland? Tune in to Words and Pictures to hear the preview from event organizers, Marilyn Zornado and Shawn Bowman. Originally aired April 24th.

Animator Marv Newland

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Mon, 10/30/2006

An American Animator in Canada

Marv Newland burst onto the animation scene nearly 40 years ago with his oddball student film Bambi Meets Godzilla. Since then, his subversive, raunchy, and surrealistic short films have earned him and his studio International Rocketship worldwide notoriety. S.W. Conser catches up with Marv in Vancouver BC, on the final leg of the Words & Pictures road trip. Originally aired October 31st.

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