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Episode Archive

Boxtrolls directors Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi

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Words and Pictures
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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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Words and Pictures
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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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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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Words and Pictures
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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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Words and Pictures
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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.

Audio

UPA Retrospective

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Words and Pictures
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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

Perry Bible Fellowship: Cartoonist Nicholas Gurewitch

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Words and Pictures
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Mon, 06/23/2008

 

Words & Pictures visits the Stumptown Comics Festival and talks with award-winning web cartoonist Nicholas Gurewitch, creator of the outlandish and wildly popular comic strip The Perry Bible Fellowship.

Ted Rall: Silk Road to Ruin

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Mon, 05/26/2008

Newly elected president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, Ted Rall has courted controversy across the globe.  He's reported from war zones in Afghanistan and Pakistan, stared down right-wing pundits on the Fox News Channel, and written numerous books including Revenge of the Latchkey Kids, Generalissimo El Busho, and the recent Silk Road to Ruin.

Dark Horse Comics founder Mike Richardson

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Words and Pictures
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Mon, 04/21/2008

Dark Horse Comics founder Mike Richardson is the special guest of honor at this year's Stumptown Comics Festival. Known for his staunch support of free speech and artistic autonomy, Mike has maintained his Portland roots while blazing new trails in publishing, film production, and licensing.

Jim Woodring on Words & Pictures

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Mon, 03/10/2008

Jim Woodring is responsible for some of the most mind-bending art and stories in the alternative comics scene, and his new book Seeing Things collects the most recent of his iconic imagery and nightmarish narratives. Jim is joined in the studio by Bob Rini, co-founder of the Seattle cartoonist collective Friends of the Nib.

Charles Burns' Black Hole

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Words and Pictures
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Mon, 02/25/2008

1970's Seattle is the setting for legendary Raw cartoonist Charles Burns' epic graphic novel Black Hole that concerns the the universal and very real difficulties faced by young people trying to figure out the opposite sex and other "growing up" issues told with a backdrop of classic film noir horror and incredible detail.

Persepolis director Marjane Satrapi

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Words and Pictures
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Mon, 01/21/2008

Marjane Satrapi's celebrated graphic memoir Persepolis has been adapted into a major motion picture which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.  S.W. Conser talks to Ms. Satrapi about animation for adult audiences, Persian art, Iranian politics, and the role of women in bringing about cultural change.

Words & Pictures - New Years 2008

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Words and Pictures
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Mon, 12/31/2007

Up-and-coming Portland cartoonists Ryan Alexander Tanner (creator of the Xeric grant-winning comic Television) and Farel Dalrymple (author of the graphic novel Pop Gun War and artist for Marvel's offbeat title Omega the Unknown) share stories of building collaborative art scenes in Portland, perpetrating media hoaxes, creating comics for the Rose City Rollers, and occasionally managing to break into the big time.

 

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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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