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Joe Sacco: The Great War

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Thu, 11/14/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Words and Pictures for November 2013
Comics journalist extraordinaire and occasional Portlander Joe Sacco returns to Words & Pictures with a project unlike any other.  The Great War is a 24-foot long panorama depicting the first day of the Battle of the Somme, July 1, 1916.  Joe regales host S.W. Conser with globe-trotting adventures behind this epic artwork, explains why this nearly century-old battle is still relevant today, and hints about the next in-depth project that he's hoping to publish.

Gene Luen Yang: Boxers and Saints

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Thu, 10/10/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Words and Pictures for October 2013
Award-winning author Gene Luen Yang's new historical epic Boxers & Saints was a hit at the recent Wordstock literary festival. Gene's previous graphic novels, such as American Born Chinese and Prime Baby touch on the hot-button themes of culture, religion, and identity, and Boxers & Saints is no exception.

Words and Pictures on 08/08/13

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Thu, 08/08/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Mark Russell and Shannon Wheeler on God Is Disappointed in You

Host SW Conser welcomes guests Mark Russell and Shannon Wheeler to the airwaves.  The two of them have just released God Is Disappointed In You, a less-than-canonical romp through their favorite Bible stories, with words by Mark and cartoons by Shannon.

Words and Pictures on 07/11/13

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Thu, 07/11/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Words & Pictures for July 2013

Matt Bors is a young political cartoonist and Pulitzer Prize finalist whose travels have taken him from Portland to Afghanistan and Haiti, among other places.  His first book collection, Life Begins at Incorporation, has won rave reviews, and his work with the international group Cartoon Movement has helped introduce new talent to a worldwide audience.

Words and Pictures on 06/13/13

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Thu, 06/13/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Words & Pictures for June 2013

Editorial cartoonist Jack Ohman, who spent nearly three decades at The Oregonian and was recently short-listed for the Pulitzer prize, left Portland for Sacramento at the end of 2012.  While loading up the moving van, Jack made a valedictory appearance at the Oregon Historical Society to talk about art, politics, and the allure of the Pacific Northwest.


Words and Pictures on 05/09/13

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Thu, 05/09/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Words & Pictures for May 2013

Renowned Oregon Governor Tom McCall would have turned 100 years old this year.  To commemorate this larger-than-life figure, Know Your City (formerly the Dill Pickle Club) commissioned a comic book about McCall's controversial decision to fund the Vortex I rock festival in 1970 to draw attention away from an American Legion convention in Portland.  Author Sarah Mirk, who created the comic with artist Daniel Duford, will be in the studio along with Know Your City historian Doug Kenck-Crispin.  There will also be a ticket giveaway for the Northwest Animation Festival, and information about the newest Know Your City project, Comics for Change.

Words and Pictures on 04/11/13

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Thu, 04/11/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Conversations with pioneering animators and comics artists

Words and Pictures on 03/14/13

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Thu, 03/14/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Stumptown Comics Fest 2013!

In Portland, a tiny band of cartoonists believed there should be a platform for artists to connect with their communities; a concept not addressed at the traditional conventions. 10 years ago, the first Stumptown Comics Fest broke the mold and placed Portland at the heart of the burgeoning comics scene.

Join guest host, Paula Small, as she welcomes Aaron Duran, Communications Chair of Stumptown Comics, the arts non-profit responsible for Stumptown Comics Fest. They will discuss the 10-year anniversary of the upcoming Comics Fest, as well as Stumptown Comics mission to increase arts education and reach communities through comics.

Words and Pictures on 02/14/13

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Thu, 02/14/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Conversations with pioneering animators and comics artists

Words and Pictures on 01/24/13

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Thu, 01/24/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Words and Pictures John McAfee and Chad Essley

John McAfee (yes, that John McAfee) is the guest on this special edition of Words and Pictures, along with local animator Chad Essley, who's been maintaining the WhoIsMcAfee.com blog and is now working on the graphic memoir The Hinterland.

Along with discussions of The Hinterland and other projects in the offing, listeners will hear tales of John and Chad's adventures in Belize (some never before discussed in either the print or the broadcast media) as well as some of John and Chad's ideas for film and game production in Portland.

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Dennis Eichhorn's Real Good Stuff - Extended Uncensored Audio

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Fri, 12/12/2014
Venerable underground writer Dennis Eichhorn is notorious for his outrageous true-life adventures, which since the 1970's have been collected in such comics titles as Real Stuff and such books as The Legend of Wild Man Fischer.  Dennis has collaborated with dozens of comics artists over the years, including Pat Moriarity and J.R. Williams, who, along with Poochie Press' Tom Van Deusen, have been helping him launch a brand new compilation, Dennis P. Eichhorn's Real Good Stuff.  Dennis, Pat, and J.R. join host S.W. Conser in the KBOO studios and share hair-raising stories of a Pacific Northwest much wilder than the contemporary popular image.

In this extended and uncensored cut of the December 2013 Words & Pictures interview, Dennis, Pat, and J.R. regale listeners with true tales too edgy for broadcast radio.  Enjoy!


Lucy Bellwood: Down To the Seas Again

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Thu, 08/14/2014

Comics artist Lucy Bellwood has teamed up with journalists to report on Islamic environmentalists and the Women of Gitmo, and with modern mariners to tell the stories of life onboard historic sailing ships.  Her new art show "Down To the Seas Again" will open in September at Portland's Sequential Art Gallery.

Extended Audio - Ernest & Celestine's Benjamin Renner

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Thu, 03/13/2014

The César Award-winning French film Ernest & Celestine was recently nominated for an Academy Award for best Animated Feature.  Adapted from Gabrielle Vincent's beloved storybook series by Benjamin Renner, along with co-directors Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar, Ernest & Celestine tells the tale of a plucky orphaned mouse's unlikely friendship with a mischief-making bear.  Benjamin Renner joins Words & Pictures host S.W. Conser in the KBOO studios to introduce this beautifully realized film to Portland audiences.

Nicole Georges: Calling Dr Laura

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Thu, 01/09/2014

Words & Pictures kicks off its 11th season on the air with a visit from local artist, writer, musician and small-press maven Nicole Georges.  From helping found the Portland Zine Symposium to teaching at the Rock & Roll Camp for Girls, Nicole has had a dramatic and lasting impact on local DIY culture.

Nicole's long-running zine Invincible Summer gained a widespread following and led to a series of book collections.  And now, her fearless and funny graphic memoir Calling Dr Laura has drawn raves from the likes of Rachel Maddow, Carrie Brownstein, and Alison Bechdel.

Nicole took a break from her year as the Resident Fellow at Vermont's Center for Cartoon Studies to make a live appearance in the KBOO studios with S.W. Conser.

Joe Sacco: The Great War - Extended Audio

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Thu, 11/14/2013
Comics journalist extraordinaire and occasional Portlander Joe Sacco returns to Words & Pictures with a project unlike any other.  The Great War is a 24-foot long panorama depicting the first day of the Battle of the Somme, July 1, 1916.  In this extended version of November's in-studio conversation, Joe regales host S.W. Conser with globe-trotting adventures behind this epic artwork, explains why this nearly century-old battle is still relevant today, and hints about the next in-depth project that he's hoping to publish.


God Is Disappointed In You

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Thu, 08/08/2013
Ever since he left the fundamentalist household of his youth, Mark Russell has become an amateur theologian, sharing his cockeyed take on the scriptures with the secular world.  Now Mark has teamed up with cartoonist Shannon Wheeler, and the two of them have compiled a less-than-canonical romp through their favorite Bible stories.  In this extended version of the KBOO-FM interview, S.W. Conser sits down with Mark and Shannon to ask about the inspiration behind God Is Disappointed In You, as well as the often surprising reaction to the book from religious communities.


Matt Bors: Life Begins At Incorporation

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Thu, 07/11/2013

Pulitzer finalist and Herblock Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Matt Bors returns to the KBOO airwaves to introduce his very first book collection.  With a foreword by legendary Oregonian cartoonist Jack Ohman and editing assist by Bitch Magazine's Sarah Mirk, Life Begins at Incorporation takes a caustic look at the current state of American domestic and foreign policies, featuring such outrageous characters as Judge Prez, Predator Stork, and The Avenging Uterus.

Past KBOO appearances, with fellow cartoonist Ted Rall:

Ted Rall and Matt Bors: Unembedded in Afghanistan - October 2010
http://kboo.fm/node/24252

Ted Rall and Matt Bors: Extended Web-Only Afghanistan Stories - October 2010
http://kboo.fm/node/24256

Matt Bors and Ted Rall - June 2012
http://kboo.fm/node/36490

Matt Bors and Ted Rall - June 2012
http://kboo.fm/node/36490

Tom McCall Centennial

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Thu, 05/09/2013

Renowned Oregon Governor Tom McCall would have turned 100 years old this year.  To commemorate this larger-than-life figure, Know Your City (formerly the Dill Pickle Club) commissioned a comic book about McCall's controversial decision to fund the Vortex I rock festival in 1970, which drew anti-war activists away from an American Legion convention in Portland.  Author Sarah Mirk, who created the comic with artist Daniel Duford, joins Kick-Ass Oregon History founder Doug Kenck-Crispin to regale listeners with the history they didn't learn in school.  Sarah will also share details about how to participate in the newest Know Your City project, Comics for Change.

Ben Katchor and the Architecture of Comics

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Thu, 04/11/2013

Ben Katchor, the first cartoonist to receive a MacArthur Fellowship grant, is also a writer, teacher, and performer of TED Talk recitations.  His familiar-seeming yet skewed urban vignettes, such as Julius Knipl: Real Estate Photographer and The Cardboard Valise, have been appearing in magazines and alternative newspapers for over a quarter century.  More recently, he's been collaborating with musician Mark Mulcahy on an absurdist musical play, The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island, and a comic-book opera, The Carbon Copy Building, both of which won Obie Awards.  Seemingly unable to successfully arrive in Portland, Katchor joins host S.W. Conser on the phone from Seattle to discuss his latest book, Hand-Drying in America and Other Stories, a collection of architecture-related comics from Metropolis magazine.

The Hinterland: Chad Essley and John McAfee

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Words and Pictures
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Thu, 01/24/2013

John McAfee (yes, that John McAfee) is the guest on this special edition of Words and Pictures, along with local animator Chad Essley, who's been maintaining the WhoIsMcAfee.com blog and is now working on the graphic memoir The Hinterland.

Along with discussions of The Hinterland and other projects in the offing, listeners will hear tales of John and Chad's adventures in Belize (some never before discussed in either the print or the broadcast media) as well as some of John and Chad's ideas for film and game production in Portland.

Comments

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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