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Words and Pictures on 12/11/14

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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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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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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

Enter the Mandala

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Thu, 09/11/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Creative team Bruce Zick, Jon Shankar, and Kevin Foxe introduce their mythological epic Mandala

Produced at a small studio in Portland and distributed by local publisher Dark Horse Comics, Mandala is an epic story blurring fiction, reality, and mythology, and crossing the lines between comics, film, TV, games, and digital series.

Tall Ships, Gitmo's Women, and Sequential Art

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Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Grand Adventurer Lucy Bellwood visits Words and Pictures

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 historical sailing ships.  Her new art show "Down To the Seas Again" will open in September at Portland's Sequential Art Gallery.

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

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Henry Selick: Coraline's 'Other Father'

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Wed, 02/04/2009

Stop-motion animator Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas) spent more than three years bringing the Neil Gaiman story Coraline to the big screen.  On the eve of Coraline's world premiere at the Portland International Film Festival, Selick sits down with S.W. Conser to talk about art, commerce, and the future of hand-crafted animation.

Art Spiegelman: Breakdowns

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Mon, 01/26/2009

For the first time in three decades, Pulitzer prize-winning graphic novelist Art Spiegelman (Maus) has gathered his early groundbreaking comics into one volume.  The new edition of Breakdowns: Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@&*! includes a new graphic memoir opening a window into both a personal and cultural history of the late 20th century. 

Art talks with S.W. Conser and Bill Dodge about comics as high art, breaking the media censorship of the Danish Muhammed cartoons, and creating picture books for children and grownups.

The Amazing Bruce Bickford

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Mon, 12/15/2008

For more than 40 years, maverick stop-motion animator Bruce 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 works out of his Seattle studio and has just re-released his surreal magnum opus Prometheus' Garden, which screened at the recent SuperTrash Film Festival.

Comics and Animation Wizard Michel Gagne

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Mon, 11/24/2008

Words & Pictures travels north to Bellingham, Washington, to visit Canadian comics and animation wizard Michel Gagne, whose work runs the gamut from the abstract jazz-inspired film Sensology to concept design for Disney and Pixar. 

Gagne's bewildering take on the Dark Knight for DC Comics (Batman: Spore) infuriated traditional superhero fans, and his recently unveiled project Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet breaks the mold for computer-based gaming.  Recorded with the kind assistance of KUGS-FM Western Washington University.

Voices of Northwest Cartoonists

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Mon, 10/27/2008

Words and Pictures presents a compilation of Pacific Northwest cartoonists reading from their works.  Guests include Carol Lay, Charles Burns, Jim Woodring, Bob Rini, David Malki, and John Callahan.

Greg Palast: Steal Back Your Vote

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Wed, 10/22/2008

Just in time for the 2008 election, investigative reporter Greg Palast has published a comic book, Steal Back Your Vote, with the cooperation of Robert Kennedy Jr. and cartoonists Ted Rall (America Gone Wild), Lloyd Dangle (Troubletown), and Lukas Ketner (Witch Doctor).  KBOO's S.W. Conser talks to Greg and the comic artists about steps that citizens can take to counteract voter fraud and suppression.

Greg Palast is a New York Times-bestselling author and a journalist for the British Broadcasting Corporation as well as the British newspaper The Observer. His work frequently focuses on corporate malfeasance but has also been known to work with labor unions and consumer advocacy groups. Notably, he has claimed to have uncovered evidence that Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris, and Florida Elections Unit Chief Clay Roberts, along with the ChoicePoint corporation, rigged the ballots during the US Presidential Election of 2000 and again in 2004 when, he argued, the problems and machinations from 2000 continued, and that challenger John Kerry actually would have won if not for disproportional "spoilage" of Democratic votes.

Bill Plympton: Idiots and Angels

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Mon, 09/22/2008

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Bill Plympton pays a return visit to his hometown of Portland as his new short Hot Dog premieres in Mike Judge's upcoming Animation Show (beginning Oct. 26 at Cinema 21).  Bill's latest animated feature Idiots and Angels opened to critical acclaim this spring at the Tribeca Film Festival and will be arriving in Portland theaters in early 2009.

UPA Retrospective

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Mon, 08/25/2008

Words & Pictures celebrates 65 years of the UPA animation studio with rare audio clips and stories from the people who were there.  Guest Jack Heiter helped animate Mister Magoo, Roger Ramjet, and the forgotten 1960's classic Gay Purr-ee; and animation historian Tee Bosustow is the son of UPA director Stephen Bosustow, who co-founded the studio in the wake of the 1940's Disney strike.

A People's History in Comics

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Mon, 07/28/2008

Words & Pictures welcomes guest Mike Konopacki, a labor cartoonist who 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 about the power of images to raise public consciousness and the challenges of mixing caricature with historical portrayals.

David Malki ! on Words & Pictures

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Mon, 07/21/2008

David Malki ! talks about and performs readings from  his popular webstrip "Wondermark" and his book from Darkhorse comics titled  "Beards Of Our Forefathers" featuring new humorous essays and colleced strips from Wondermark.com

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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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