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Boxtrolls directors Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi

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Thu, 01/21/2016 - 11:40am - 12:00pm
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The directors of the animated feature The Boxtrolls join us in the studio

The third feature film from Oregon animation studio Laika Entertainment is The Boxtrolls, an adaptation of Alan Snow's whimsical fable Here Be Monsters.

Barry Deutsch & Friends

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Thu, 12/10/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Barry Deutsch unveils his new graphic novel, the third in the Hereville series

Hereville is a place like no other, an orthodox Jewish enclave where magical beings skirmish with a headstrong 11-year-old girl named Mirka.  Barry Deutsch introduced us to Mirka in two previous graphic novels, and for this third entry in the Hereville series, How Mirka Caught a Fish, he's enlisted two of Portland's top webcomics artists to help bring this odd little world to life.

Thunder & Lightning: Weather Past Present Future

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Thu, 11/12/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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We're joined by author Lauren Redniss and Animation Show of Shows curator Ron Diamond

Globetrotting author Lauren Redniss' latest work is Thunder & Lightning: Weather Past Present Future, a book that combines meterology, mythology, reportage, paintings, and etchings into a immersive narrative about the climatic forces that we all wrestle with on a daily basis.

Snowden - the Graphic Biography

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Thu, 10/08/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Words and Pictures for October 2015

Ted Rall returns to the KBOO studios with a new graphic biography of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Best of the Northwest Animation Festival

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Thu, 09/10/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Words and Pictures for September 2015

We're joined in the studio by Sven Bonnichsen, Director of the Northwest Animation Festival and President of the local industry group ASIFA-Portland, to discuss the future of independent animation in Oregon and around the world.

Are You Being Watched? - the David Chelsea webcomic

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Thu, 08/13/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Words and Pictures for August 2015

Celebrated cartoonist and author David Chelsea pays a return visit to Words and Pictures to preview his new webcomic Are You Being Watched? — a modern take on the Faustian legend, set in the era of reality television.

Autumnlands: Tooth & Claw

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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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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.

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Alison Bechdel: Are You My Mother?

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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

Joelle Jones and Jamie S. Rich on Words & Pictures

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Thu, 04/12/2012

The creative team of Joëlle Jones and Jamie S. Rich are rising stars in the comics world and featured guests at the upcoming Stumptown Comics Fest.  Artist Joëlle is illustrating the Troublemaker books for Janet Evanovich, and writer Jamie is the prolific author of both prose novels and graphic novels, including the popular Spell Checkers series where mean girls meet witchcraft.  Their collaborations run the gamut from the fractured romance of 12 Reasons Why I Love Her to the classic noir of You Have Killed Me.

Stumptown writer Greg Rucka

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Thu, 03/15/2012

Portland comics writer, novelist, and script doctor Greg Rucka is an Eisner-award winning author whose lean prose runs the gamut from espionage fiction to thriller to noir.  An experienced martial artist and former EMT, Greg is the creative force behind the Queen & Country and Gotham Central series, and has teamed up with local artist Steve Lieber on the Whiteout books and with Matthew Southworth on the new graphic novel Stumptown.

Courtney Taylor-Taylor and One Model Nation

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Thu, 02/16/2012

What happens when an industrial Krautrock band gets mixed up with the radical Red Army Faction in 1970's Berlin?  Find out on this special expanded edition of Words & Pictures' Winter Membership Drive special.

Joining us in the studio is Courtney Taylor-Taylor, co-founder and frontman for protean Portland band The Dandy Warhols.  Courtney has teamed with chamelonic artist Jim Rugg and actor/musician/historian Donovan Leitch to craft the new graphic novel One Model Nation, set in an alternative version of Berlin where the burgeoning era of glam, noise, and punk meets the explosive anarchy of the Baader-Meinhof gang.

As part of KBOO's Winter Membership Drive, limited copies of the One Model Nation hardcover will be available as thank-you gifts for your $60 pledge of support.  Also available at the $60 membership level will be the One Model Nation companion CD Totalwerks Vol. I (1969-1977).

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

One Model Nation hardcover   Titan Books    BK ONEMODEL

Totalwerks Vol. I (1969-1977)   The End Records    CD ONEMODE

Anina Bennett and Paul Guinan

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Thu, 01/12/2012

The creative team of Anina Bennett and Paul Guinan follow up their epic steampunk saga Boilerplate: History's Mechanical Marvel with the companion book Frank Reade: Adventures in the Age of Invention.  Combining the artwork and storylines from forgotten dime novels with real events of the Victorian era, Anina and Paul bring the swashbuckling character of Frank Reade back to life, warts and all.  As in Boilerplate, meticulously sculpted miniature models find their way into the "archival images" of Frank Reade, leading readers to wonder where reality ends and fiction begins.

Anina and Paul will be appearing around Portland throughout the month of February, along with local costumers and scale models of the vehicles.  More information will be available at FrankReade.com.

Vera Brosgol: Anya's Ghost

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Thu, 12/08/2011

Comics artist and animator Vera Brosgol drew on her own immigrant childhood for inspiration in creating the character of Anya, the haunted teenager at the heart of her debut graphic novel. Anya's Ghost has been named a Kirkus Best Teen Book of the year and been called "a masterpiece" by author Neil Gaiman.  Vera wrote Anya's ghost while working on storyboards for the Laika animated features Coraline and Paranorman, and has directed her own animated shorts, including the darkly comic Snow-Bo.

Chel White and Laura McGie

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Thu, 11/10/2011

For over 25 years, Chel White has been breaking new ground in both animation and live-action filmmaking - mining poetry, mythology, and his own dreams for material while pioneering such technologies as Rapid Prototyping and Smallgantics at Portland production house Bent Image Lab.  Now, with the assistance of producer and co-writer Laura McGie and a number of grants and awards, Chel has directed his first full-length feature.  Bucksville has been chosen as the closing-night presentation at the 2011 Northwest Filmmakers' Festival.

Words & Pictures 100th episode with Daniel Clowes and Brendan Jones

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Thu, 10/13/2011

Words & Pictures celebrates its 100th show with PEN Literary Award-winning graphic novelist Daniel Clowes, whose newest book Mister Wonderful is an oddball romance first serialized in the New York Times Magazine.  Also dropping by the studio is trademark-infringing cartoonist Brendan Douglas Jones, whose epic webcomic Breakfast of the Gods has finally been released in print form.  Finally, we'll hear from Ron Diamond, the impresario behind the traveling short-feature showcase The Animation Show of Shows.

Expanded audio content of the Daniel Clowes and Brendan Jones interviews coming soon.  Check back soon with Words & Pictures.

Meanwhile, you can support KBOO and add to your graphic novel library during our Spring Membership Drive by clicking here and joining at the $60 level.  Enter the appropriate code below.

Mister Wonderful   Daniel Clowes    BK mister

Anime and Poster Art

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Thu, 08/11/2011

For this month's show, Ally Fields and Kate Fletcher drop by the studio to tell listeners about the upcoming Kumoricon anime convention in Vancouver, Washington.

Then, host S.W. Conser pays a visit to the Po'Boy Art studio to talk to some of Portland's preeminent poster artists, Emek, Guy Burwell, and Dan Stiles, about the past and present of poster art, and to Jason Brown and Chris Haberman, curators of the Rock/Paper/PDX group show exhibiting at the Performing Arts Center.

Poster Art - the Extended Cut

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Thu, 08/11/2011

In this extended version of August's Words & Pictures show, host S.W. Conser spends a little more time at the Po'Boy Art studio talking with some of Portland's preeminent poster artists, Emek, Guy Burwell, and Dan Stiles, about the past and present of poster art, along with Jason Brown and Chris Haberman, curators of the Rock/Paper/PDX group show exhibiting at the Performing Arts Center.

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!

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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