Two very odd and popular webcomics are collected in book form by mainstream publishers, while their creators continue to innovate on the fringes of the internet. Axe Cop, a fever dream of a comic featuring gun-toting dinosaurs and ninja moon warriors, is written by six-year-old Malachai Nicolle and illustrated by his 30-year-old brother Ethan. Dash Shaw's BodyWorld originated as the digital equivalent of a biblical scroll, telling the otherworldly yet strangely familiar story of a quiet community entranced by a plant with telepathic powers.
Special thanks to Mel Reslor, who edited the Dash Shaw segment, and to Liam Delta for his recording assistance on the AxeCop segment.
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Unemployed Man Gan Golan & Erich Origen BK unemploy
Tune into to a membership drive edition Tues May 3rd at 11am with "A Wrinkle In Time" at Oregon Children's Theatre and A Thousand Little Cities at BodyVox Dance. The classic book by Madeleine L'Engle comes alive with a fantasy and sci-fi adventure. Director Marcella Crowson and actor Madeleine Rogers joins host Dmae Roberts to talk about bringing this beloved book to the stage. And we'll also check in with Jamey Hampton at rehearsal for A Thousand Little Cities.
How do you push the boundaries and rethink the essence of art? Host/ProducerDmae Roberts talks with Harrell Fletcher and Jen Delos Reyes from Portland State University's Art and Social Practice MFA Program where students create socially engaging art projects. Co-hosting is Producer Macon Reed who's been examining several "social practice" projects.
Tune in April 26th at 11am on KBOO 90.7 FM as we push the boundaries and rethink the essence of art. Host/Producer Dmae Roberts talks with Harrell Fletcher and Jen Delos Reyes from Portland State University's Art and Social Practice MFA Program where students create socially engaging art projects. Co-hosting will be Producer Macon Reed who's been examining several "social practice" projects in Portland.