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Autumnlands: Tooth & Claw

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Words and Pictures
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Thu, 07/09/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Writer Kurt Busiek and artist Benjamin Dewey create a fantastical comics world

Veteran writer Kurt Busiek and up-and-coming artist Benjamin Dewey are two of the most prolific talents in Portland's comic scene.  Busiek is the winner of multiple Eisner and Harvey awards, and Dewey is the creator of the popular Tragedies Series and co-creator with Paul Tobin of I Was the Cat.

Philip Barasch's Hand Hewn Comics

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Words and Pictures
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Thu, 06/11/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Words and Pictures for June 2015

Artist Philip Barasch exhibits his large-scale oil paintings at Portland-area galleries and industrial spaces, and then adapts the panels into card sets and sequential narratives.  His comic-book series Hand Hewn is about to be released, preceded by an exhibition at ECOpdx.

Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club 2

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Thu, 05/14/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Author Chuck Pahlaniuk releases a Fight Club sequel for comics readers

Author Chuck Palahniuk is in the studio to preview Fight Club 2, an all-new serialized story from Dark Horse Comics featuring art by Cameron Stewart and David Mack.  Dark Horse Editor-in-Chief Scott Allie also joins us to talk about the collaborative art and writin

Linework NW and DIY Magic

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Thu, 04/09/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Words and Pictures for April 2015

Portland's newly-expanded Linework NW Comics and Illustration Festival is heading into its second year, and co-organizer Sam Marx is in the studio to give us a preview.  Then, D.I.Y. Magic author Anthony Alvarado has practical advice for listeners who want to unlock the powers of their imagination.

Empowering Renters with Comics

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Words and Pictures
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Thu, 03/12/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Words and Pictures for March 2015

For millions of people across class, cultural, and generational divides, the comics form has proved an effective means for both instruction and empowerment.  So, when Portland's Community Alliance of Tenants needed a tool for teaching renters about their legal rights, they turned to cartoonist Becky Hawkins.

Scott McCloud: The Sculptor

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Words and Pictures
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Thu, 02/12/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Words and Pictures for February 2015

In this special membership-drive edition of Words and Pictures, we're joined by Scott McCloud, whose seminal text Understanding Comics changed the way that society looked at sequential art.  With his new graphic novel The Sculptor, Scott McCloud returns to narrative fiction with a twisty tale of love and death, creativity and commerce, art and passion.

Comic Art, Comedy, and Latino Culture

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Words and Pictures
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Thu, 01/08/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Words and Pictures Jan 2015: Lowriders in Space and Picture This!

The new all-ages graphic novel Lowriders in Space, written by Cathy Camper and illustrated by Raúl Gonzales III, takes young readers on an adventure with colorful animal characters while affirming contemporary Latino artistry.

Words and Pictures on 12/11/14

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Words and Pictures
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Thu, 12/11/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Conversations with pioneering animators and comics artists

Taki Soma, Michael Oeming, and David Walker

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Words and Pictures
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Thu, 11/13/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Words and Pictures for November 2014

We're joined live in the studio this Thursday morning by three local writers and artists whose comic titles will be premiering this month.  Taki Soma and Michael Oeming are debuting their new title Sinergy, and David Walker has adapted the legendary book and film series Shaft to the comics page.

Clusters and Your Economy - the Illustrated Guide

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Words and Pictures
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Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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The economics of collaboration and geography - illustrated!

For this special membership drive edition 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 influen

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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.

Barry Deutsch and Jenn Manley Lee

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Thu, 01/10/2013

Celebrated Portland comics artists Barry Deutsch and Jenn Manley Lee have been collaborating and inspiring each other since high school.  Their separate projects, Barry's Hereville and Jenn's Dicebox, began as epic web comics but have now been collected and printed in hardcover graphic novel form.  Barry and Jenn sat down at the KBOO studios with host S.W. Conser to discuss how comics are changing our conversations on gender, culture, politics, technology, and mythology.

 

Ellen Forney: Marbles

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Thu, 12/13/2012

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).

Forney's new graphic memoir Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me is her most confessional book, a heady mix of creative ferment, societal and psychological studies, and personal stories (following her initiation into "Club Van Gogh") that she hopes will shed light on the often misunderstood phenomenon of bipolar disorder.

The Projects International Art & Comics Fest, plus a conversation with Chris Hedges & Joe Sacco

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Words and Pictures
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Thu, 10/11/2012

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

Homer Davenport Centennial Commemoration

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Thu, 07/12/2012

Political cartoonist, sportsman, world traveler, and gadfly Homer Davenport has been called "Oregon's first media superstar" and "the last casualty of the Titanic."  In the centennial year of his death, historian and author Gus Frederick invites host S.W. Conser to Silverton, Oregon, to tour Homer's ancestral home GeerCrest Farm, learn about the political ferment of the gilded age through a newly annotated collection of Davenport cartoons, and preview the Homer Davenport Days celebration coming up August 3rd through 5th.

Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco: Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt

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Mon, 06/25/2012

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.

Additional web-only audio content is available at this link.

 

Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco: Web-only special content

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Words and Pictures
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Mon, 06/25/2012

Best-selling author and foreign correspondent Chris Hedges and comics journalist Joe Sacco tell more stories of their collaboration on the book Days of Destuction, Days of Revolt, as well as their adventures reporting from trouble spots both at home and abroad.

Original broadcast audio can be found at this link.

 

Matt Bors and Ted Rall

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Words and Pictures
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Thu, 06/14/2012

In this extended version of Words & Pictures, we welcome Matt Bors and Ted Rall back to the KBOO studios for a freewheeling and often hilarious conversation about the burgeoning field of comics journalism.  Two years ago, Matt and Ted had just returned from an unembedded fact-finding mission to Afghanistan.  Since then, Matt has become the 2012 winner of the Herblock Prize for editorial cartooning and a driving force behind the international media platform Cartoon Movement.  Ted's latest work, The Book of O(bama): From Hope and Change to the Age of Revolt, has just been published by Seven Stories Press.


Alison Bechdel: Are You My Mother?

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Words and Pictures
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Thu, 05/17/2012

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?, is the guest on a special hour-long membership-drive edition of Words & Pictures.

Are You My Mother? Book Trailer (If you do not see the video below, it is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VHSBDDuopo

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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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