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Words and Pictures on 01/10/13

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Words and Pictures January 2013

Celebrated Portland comics artists Barry Deutsch and Jenn Manley Lee created their epic works Hereville and Dicebox on the web, but now have hardcover graphic novels on the bookshelves.  Barry and Jenn join host S.W. Conser to show how comics are changing our conversations on gender, culture, art, technology, and mythology.

Words and Pictures on 12/13/12

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Words & Pictures December 2012

Seattle comics artist, writer, teacher, and illustrator Ellen Forney has always brought a refreshing mix of frankness, whimsy, and fluid linework to her non-fiction comics, whether she's dealing with childhood nostalgia (I Was Seven in '75) or adult "playtime" (Lust: Kinky Online Personal Ads from Seattle's The Stranger).

Words and Pictures on 11/08/12

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Words & Pictures November 2012

Words & Pictures welcomes two local artists whose work crosses boundaries and genres: Anthony Alvarado, whose book D.I.Y.

Words and Pictures on 10/11/12

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Words & Pictures membership drive special October 2012
Words & Pictures October 2012

Nation Institute Senior Fellow Chris Hedges (American Fascists, War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning) and comics journalist Joe Sacco (Palestine, Safe Area Gorazde) have teamed up to produce Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, a sweeping portrait of the American underclass and the institutions that profit from their misery. Sitting down with West Virginia coal miners; immigrant farmworkers in Florida; Sioux activists at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation; elderly residents of Camden, New Jersey; and Wall Street occupiers in New York, Hedges and Sacco bring together wrenching stories of crisis, despair, survival, and hope, the personal histories brought to life with Sacco's painstaking illustrations.

Also featured on today's show: a preview of the upcoming Projects International Art & Comics Fest with organizer Dunja Jankovic.

As part of KBOO's Fall Membership Drive, limited copies of the book Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt (in hardcover) will be available as thank-you gifts for your $60 pledge of support.

You can join KBOO by clicking here and entering the appropriate code (below).

Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt   Nation Books    BK REVOLT

Words and Pictures on 09/13/12

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Thu, 09/13/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Montreal's Colosse comics collective visits KBOO on their west coast tour

One of Montreal's most avant-garde publishing houses is the Canadian independent comic collective Colosse.  This summer, three up-and-coming Colosse artists embarked on a west coast tour, stopping in Portland to visit with Words & Pictures host S.W. Conser.

 

Words and Pictures on 08/09/12

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Thu, 08/09/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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David Rees is the creator of the popular Get Your War On webcomic and zine

David Rees, creator of the clip-art comics collections My New Filing Technique is Unstoppable and Get Your War On, and supporter of land-mine removal efforts in Afghanistan, has just published How To Sharpen Pencils, a how-to book that e

Words and Pictures on 05/17/12

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Thu, 05/17/2012 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
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Alison Bechdel on Words & Pictures

Alison Bechdel, creator of the comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For and author of the graphic novels Fun Home (Time magazine's Book of the Year 2007) and the just-released Are You My Mother?, will be the guest on a special hour-long edition of Words & Pictures this Thursday morning.

Hardcover copies of Are You My Mother? will be available as thank-you gifts for new and renewing KBOO members. Call the pledge line at (503) 232-8818 or (877) 500-KBOO.

Words and Pictures on 04/12/12

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Thu, 04/12/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Stumptown Comics Fest, Joelle Jones and Jamie S. Rich

Words & Pictures previews the upcoming Stumptown Comics Fest with featured guests Joëlle Jones and Jamie S. Rich. Artist Joëlle is a rising star in the comics world, recently illustrating the Troublemaker books for Janet Evanovich. Writer Jamie is the prolific author of both prose novels and graphic novels, including the Spell Checker series.

Words and Pictures on 03/15/12

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Thu, 03/15/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Local comics writer extraordinaire Greg Rucka

Words and Pictures welcomes local comics writer extraordinaire Greg Rucka, creator of the Gotham Central and Queen & Country series, and author of the graphic novels Whiteout and Stumptown.

 

Words and Pictures on 02/16/12

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Thu, 02/16/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Industrial rock meets radical politics in Courtney Taylor-Taylor's debut graphic novel

Courtney Taylor-Taylor on Words & Pictures

What happens when an industrial Krautrock band gets mixed up with the radical Red Army Faction in 1970's Berlin? Find out this Thursday morning on a special membership drive edition of Words & Pictures.

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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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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.

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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!

Next Words & Pictures airdates:

  • Thursday June 10 2010 at 11:30am -                                                                                            Portland Art Museum curator Bruce Guenther previews the R. Crumb Book of Genesis exhibit
  • Thursday July 8 2010 at 11:30am -                                                                                                  guests: Bill Ayers and Ryan Alexander-Tanner, authors of To Teach: the Journey in Comics

 

 

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