A page spread from Shannon Wheeler's Gulf coast sketchbook shows a sand-cleaning machine on the beach at Grand Isle, La.
Too Much Coffee Man's Shannon Wheeler returns to Words & Pictures, and he's had a busy year. He's become an occasional cartoonist for the New Yorker magazine, written and drawn a Captain America story for Marvel's Strange Tales II, and most recently visited the Gulf states in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon spill with the local group PDX2GulfCoast. Oregonian columnist Steve Duin joins Shannon to talk about the pair's adventures in and around New Orleans, and the upcoming graphic novel that they're writing together.
Javier Nero was a guest on the August Edition of Youth Randomonium. He was interviewed by Estelle, and also performed live.
Javier Nero, 20, is an accomplished trombonist, composer and arranger emerging from the Pacific Northwest. While in high school Javier seized the competition on a national level being awarded: Soloist awards at the Mt Hood, Clark, Monterey, North Texas, Clackamas, and Willamette High School Jazz Festivals. Javier was selected as lead trombonist in both All-State and All-Northwest Jazz Ensembles.