Words and Pictures on 09/13/12

Words and Pictures
Air date: 
Thu, 09/13/2012 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Montreal's Colosse comics collective visits KBOO on their west coast tour

One of Montreal's most avant-garde publishing houses is the Canadian independent comic collective Colosse.  This summer, three up-and-coming Colosse artists embarked on a west coast tour, stopping in Portland to visit with Words & Pictures host S.W. Conser.


During the days of the Occupy encampment, Sophie Yanow moved from Oakland to Montreal to join Colosse, where she created In Situ, a politically and sexually frank journal comic with a poetic soul.  She's joined on the tour by Francois Samson-Dunlop and Alexandre Fontaine Rousseau, whose graphic novel Pinkerton paints a farcical portrait of overeducated young bohemians musing on their early musical influences as they deal with romantic heartbreak.


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