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.
OGO currently resides in Oakland, CA. He was ubiquitous to the noise scene of Portland, OR but his influence and his name carry outside that limited community. He has been on Night of the Living Tongue many times over the years and here is a recent example of his solo performance. For more on OGO visit http://www.myspace.com/iokaos and iokaos.net.
Mitchell Brown AKA Professor Cantaloupe is a voice of Los Angeles' public radio, KXLU. He is also a veteran of the experimental and noise scene of the west coast from projects such as Points of Friction and the record label, Melon Expander. For more on Mitch, please go to melonexpander.com or visit myspace.com/magneticbrown.