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Words and Pictures Summer School

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Thu, 07/10/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Stand-Up Economist Yoram Bauman and Cartoon Historian Gus Frederick visit KBOO

This Thursday, Words & Pictures brings summer school to you, with a visit from "stand-up economist" Yoram Bauman, who's co-authored the new book The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change.

Julia Gfrörer and Ellery Harvey: Black is the Color

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Thu, 06/12/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Words and Pictures for June 2014

New Englander Julia Gfrörer and Portlander Ellery Harvey are collaborators in bringing the art of comics off the page and into the performance space.  The gothic sensibility of Julia's pen and ink artwork and spare archaic dialogue, in such graphic novels as Black is the Color, bring together historical, mythical, and sensual themes.  Lambhouse Letterpress founder Ellery, who has toured the Pacific Northwest with Julia, backs up her artwork with musical soundscapes at such

NW Animation Festival preview on Words & Pictures

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Thu, 05/08/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Words & Pictures for May 2014

This special membership drive edition of Words & Pictures highlights this year's expanded version of the Northwest Animation Festival.  We're joined by Festival Director Sven Bonnichsen as well as David & Nick, the composing team behind the animation-performance duo Billygoat.  And as a special bonus for listeners, there will be original artwork, books, and other thank-you gifts available with your pledge of support to KBOO.

Linework NW preview on Words and Pictures

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Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Words and Pictures previews Linework NW

Words & Pictures previews a brand-new gathering of cartoonists, illustrators, printmakers, and other creators, taking place the second weekend of April at Portland's Norse Hall.

Ernest & Celestine's Benjamin Renner

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Thu, 03/13/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Ernest & Celestine co-director Benjamin Renner joins Words & Pictures

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

Divas Dames & Daredevils with author Mike Madrid

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Thu, 02/13/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Divas Dames & Daredevils author Mike Madrid on Words & Pictures

Divas, Dames & Daredevils: Lost Heroines of Golden Age Comics is the new collection of classic adventure stories by writer and editor Mike Madrid, who celebrates the plucky, exotic, and sometimes just plain odd female protagonists who populated the pages of American comics between the 1940's and 1960's.  Unlike Wonder Woman, Mary Marvel, and Sheena, Queen of the Jungle, these characters had their brief moment in the sun then vanished into obscurity.

Nicole Georges: Calling Dr Laura

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Thu, 01/09/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Words & Pictures for January 2014
Words and Pictures January 2014

Dennis Eichhorn's Real Good Stuff

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Thu, 12/12/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Words and Pictures for December 2013
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.

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.

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David Chelsea's Extreme Perspective

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Thu, 03/10/2011

Words & Pictures tours the studio of comics artist, illustrator, voice actor, and bon vivant David Chelsea, teasing out the twists and turns of a thirty-year career in the lively arts.

David's new book and DVD set Extreme Perspective! For Artists has just been published by Watson-Guptill.  Years in the making, the book features surprising tips and entertaining background history about the role of perspective in art, and the DVD includes resources useful to both mainstream and experimental cartoonists.

A book signing is scheduled for Saturday, March 12, from 2 to 4pm at Cosmic Monkey Comics in Portland.

Special thanks to Emily Young for editing this month's show!

Comics Night at the Opera

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Thu, 02/10/2011

Twenty-five local cartoonists attended a special dress rehearsal of Puccini's Turandot at the Portland Opera, where they captured their impressions of the evening in comics form.  Comics Night at the Opera is the brainchild of Portland Opera's publicity and publications manager Julia Sheridan, P.R. and marketing coordinator Claudie Fisher, and CulturePulp's Mike Russell, who join S.W. Conser in the KBOO studios.

Barry Deutsch's Hereville

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Thu, 12/09/2010

For its seventh anniversary show, Words & Pictures returns to its Northwest roots with guest Barry Deutsch, an up-and-coming Portland cartoonist whose debut graphic novel Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword has just been published by Amulet Books.  Hereville has been drawing rave reviews with its modern folk-tale story of a troll-fighting eleven-year-old Orthodox Jewish girl.  Barry also talks about crafting political cartoons for Z Magazine, Dollars and Sense, and his own website LeftyCartoons.com.

Comics at the Crossroads

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Thu, 11/11/2010

Words & Pictures pays a visit to the Maryhill Museum in the sleepy Columbia Gorge hamlet of Goldendale, Washington, where the works of 40 Pacific Northwest comics artists are currently on display.  Back in KBOO's Portland studios, we chat with Sarah Oleksyk, one of the featured artists at the Comics at the Crossroads exhibit and author of the forthcoming graphic novel Ivy.

Ted Rall and Matt Bors: Unembedded in Afghanistan

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Mon, 10/11/2010

Ted Rall and Matt Bors spent the month of August traveling across Afghanistan without official handlers, meeting the local residents and sending stories back to their blogs in comics form.  Ted is the immediate past president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists and author of several books including the recent Anti-American Manifesto.  Matt is a syndicated cartoonist whose work appears occasionally in the Oregonian; he's also illustrated the stories for David Axe's book War Is Boring.

Additional web-only stories of Ted & Matt's Afghani odyssey can be heard at this link.

Ted Rall and Matt Bors: Extended Web-Only Afghanistan Stories

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Mon, 10/11/2010

Ted Rall and Matt Bors generously stayed around the KBOO studios following their live radio appearance of October 11 to tell more stories of their unembedded travels through Afghanistan.

The original live radio appearance of October 11 can be heard at this link.

Ted Rall's 2008 interview with Words & Pictures, including the tale of his near-death experience at the hands of the Taliban, can be heard at this link.

Shannon Wheeler and Steve Duin

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Thu, 09/09/2010

A page spread from Shannon Wheeler's Gulf coast sketchbook shows a sand-cleaning machine on the beach at Grand Isle, La.

Too Much Coffee Man's Shannon Wheeler returns to Words & Pictures, and he's had a busy year.  He's become an occasional cartoonist for the New Yorker magazine, written and drawn a Captain America story for Marvel's Strange Tales II, and most recently visited the Gulf states in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon spill with the local group PDX2GulfCoastOregonian columnist Steve Duin joins Shannon to talk about the pair's adventures in and around New Orleans, and the upcoming graphic novel that they're writing together.

Bill Ayers and Ryan Alexander-Tanner

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Thu, 07/08/2010

Distinguished Professor of Education and Fugitive Days author Bill Ayers has teamed up with cartoonist and ex-Portlander Ryan Alexander-Tanner to adapt his groundbreaking education textbook into comics form.  The result is To Teach: The Journey, in Comics.  Host S.W. Conser asks Bill and Ryan about their struggles to translate mountains of text into narrative art (while avoiding Fox News cameras during the 2008 election); Bill's fights against the No Child Left Behind juggernaut; and the transformation of a famous mug shot into a cartoon icon.

R. Crumb: the Book of Genesis

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Thu, 06/10/2010

With the Book of Genesis exhibit opening this weekend at the Portland Art Museum, Bill Dodge talks with Chief Curator Bruce Guenther about the life and art of trailblazing comics creator R. Crumb.

R. Sikoryak's Mashups of Comics and Literature

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Thu, 05/13/2010

R. Sikoryak is a artistic chameleon who got his start in comics with the Art Spiegelman - Francoise Mouly compilation RAW, designed covers for the New Yorker, and created the G.W.Bush "Decider" character for The Daily Show.  His new book Masterpiece Comics boasts a hilarious and eye-opening collection of "mashups" in which such classic literary figures as Franz Kafka's Gregor Samsa find their iconic counterparts in the likes of Peanuts' Charlie Brown.

This audio file is the membership drive version of R. Sikoryak's appearance on Words & Pictures.  An expanded version of the interview will be added to the site soon.

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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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