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The Pander Brothers on Words & Pictures

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Thu, 02/11/2016 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Comics artists and Filmmakers Jacob and Arnold Pander talk about their latest projects

Portland art duo Jacob and Arnold Pander have created graphic novels, murals, and film projects ranging from erotica to thrillers, always with a spirit of irony and dark humor in keeping with the works of their celebrated father, the painter Henk Pander.

The Pander Brothers' newest project is the interactive adventure comic The Dissident, set in Amsterdam amid a shadowy landscape of multinational corporations, major media flacks and government bureaucrats.

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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Words and Pictures
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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

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

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Words and Pictures
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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.

Oregon Cartoon Institute

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Fri, 04/23/2010

Oregon Cartoon Institute founders Anne Richardson and Dennis Nyback are working with cultural organizations around the state to spotlight the historical importance of locally-grown animators and cartoonists.  They're joined in the studio by musician Heather Perkins, OCI's artist-in-residence, who is composing an original concert piece inspired by Bugs Bunny and (Portland-bred) voice artist Mel Blanc.

Portland Comic Book Month

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Thu, 04/08/2010

S.W. Conser welcomes Stumptown Comics Festival director Shannon Stewart and Stumptown Comic Book Foundation president Kaebel Hashitani to talk about upcoming events this month — including the cartoon art show at the Portland Center for Performing Arts and the Comics Fest April 24-25 — now that City Hall has kicked off the third annual Portland Comic Book Month.

Dame Darcy on Words & Pictures

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Thu, 03/11/2010

Host S.W. Conser welcomes Dame Darcy, painter, fashion designer, reality TV star, and frontwoman for the band Death By Doll, as well as the creator of the charmingly macabre comic Meat Cake.  Formerly based in New York and L.A., Darcy currently finds the murky climate of Portland much more to her liking.

Joe Sacco: Footnotes in Gaza

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Thu, 02/11/2010

Portland artist and self-styled "war junkie" Joe Sacco has carved out a niche in the publishing world for his war reportage comics.  For twenty years Sacco has plunged into global hot spots to bring back detailed graphic stories of civilian bystanders.  His books include Safe Area Gorazde, Notes From a Defeatist, and Palestine, which won him an American Book Award and led to a Guggenheim Fellowship.  His latest book Footnotes in Gaza takes us back to the Palestinian refugee camps to reveal first-hand accounts of a massacre that was officially suppressed for fifty years. 

 

The Book of Grickle

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Thu, 01/14/2010

Award-winning Canadian cartoonist Graham Annable now makes his home in Portland, where he recently drew storyboards for the film Coraline.  A leader in the new generation of indy cartoonists, Graham brought together the team behind the comics compilation Hickee, and now brings a graphic sensibility to the short-story form with his critically-acclaimed Book of Grickle.

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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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