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Words and Pictures on 04/09/09

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Thu, 04/09/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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A preview of the 2009 Stumptown Comics Festival and Portland Comics Month

Dark Horse Comics president Mike Richardson will be live in the studio Thursday morning to help preview the 2009 Stumptown Comics Festival April 17-19, which includes a benefit dinner Friday night for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.  Mayor Sam Adams has declared April to be Portland Comics Month in honor of the strong base of independent talent making their home in the area.  Also in the studio will be comics artist and instructor Neal Skorpen, who'll be leading a workshop on The Instant Graphic Novel.

Words and Pictures on 03/12/09

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Thu, 03/12/2009 - 11:30am - 12:00pm

The guest is Don Hertzfeldt, award-winning filmmaker and co-founder of the touring festival The Animation Show.  A young animator who embraces the pre-digital tools and techniques of the previous century, Don plunges his simply-drawn yet evocative characters into short films as Everything Will Be Okay and I Am So Proud of You.

Words and Pictures on 02/24/09

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Tue, 02/24/2009 - 9:30am - 10:00am

The guest is Spain Rodriguez, author of "Che: A Graphic Biography." Spain is an icon of the alternative comics scene. He has been an outlaw biker, political correspondent and creator of the first underground comics tabloid in the 60's, "Zodiac Mindwarp," for the East Village "Other."

Words and Pictures on 01/27/09

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Tue, 01/27/2009 - 9:45am - 10:30am

Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novelist Art Spiegelman is th guest. His body of work runs the gamut from the Holocaust memoir "Maus" to political features in "Harper's" and "The New York Times Magazine", and his re-released collection of early underground comics "Breakdowns" opens a windo into both a personal and a cultural history of the late 20th century.

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Tue, 12/16/2008 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Words and Pictures honors maverick stop-motion animator Bruce Bickford. For more than 40 years Bickford has been constructing dreamlike landscapes and bringing them to life, gaining notoriety in the 1970's as the fertile mind behind the Frank Zappa films Baby Snakes and The Amazing Mister Bickford. The subject of an award-winning 2005 documentary, Monster Road, Bickford still wroks out of his Seattle studio and has just re-released his surreal magnum opus Prometheus' Garden, which screened at the recent SuperTrash Film Festival.

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Tue, 11/25/2008 - 9:30am - 10:00am

The guest is Canadian animator Michel Gagne'. His work runs the gamut from the abstract jazz-inspired film Sensology to concept design for Disney and Pixar. His recently unveiled project Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet breaks the mold for computer-based gaming.

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Tue, 10/28/2008 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Voices of Northwest Cartoonists compilation -- Words & Pictures guests reading from their work.

Words and Pictures on 09/23/08

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Tue, 09/23/2008 - 9:30am - 10:00am

The guest is Oscar-nominated filmmaker Bill Plympton. His new short film "Hot Dog" arrives in Portlnad as part of Mike Judge's upcoming Animation Show. His latest feature film "Idiots and Angels" just premiered to critical acclaim at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Words and Pictures on 08/26/08

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Tue, 08/26/2008 - 9:30am - 10:30am

A special hour-long version of this show celebrating 65 years of the anti-establihment UPA animation studio. Guests include Jack Heiter, who helped animate Mister Magoo, Roger Famjet, and the forgotten1960's classic Gay Purr-ee. Plus animation historian Tee Bosustow, whose father Stephen helped found the UPA studio following the labor actions at Disney during World War II. www.upapix.com

Words and Pictures on 07/29/08

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Tue, 07/29/2008 - 9:30am - 10:00am

Labor cartoonist Mike Konopacki has 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 abuot the power of images to raise public consciousness.

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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!


Clusters and Your Economy - Special Extended Conversation

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Thu, 10/09/2014

In this special extended episode of Words and Pictures, we welcome the international writing and illustrating team behind the comics-oriented guidebook Clusters and Your Economy, which examines collaborative communities from Renaissance Florence to California's Silicon Valley to find out why cultural and technological breakthroughs are influenced by something as simple as geography - even in the age of the internet.
 
Our guests, live in the studio, are economist Joe Cortright and local comics artists Mike Russell and Adrian Wallace.

Copies of their book, Clusters and Your Economy, are available for a pledge of support to KBOO.  Call (877) 500-KBOO to find out about membership options.

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.

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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!

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