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Episode Archive

Words and Pictures on 12/11/14

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Words and Pictures
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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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Words and Pictures
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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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Words and Pictures
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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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Words and Pictures
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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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Words and 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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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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Words and Pictures
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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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Dennis Eichhorn's Real Good Stuff - Extended Uncensored Audio

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Fri, 12/12/2014
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. Eichhorn's Real Good Stuff.  Dennis, Pat, and J.R. join host S.W. Conser in the KBOO studios and share hair-raising stories of a Pacific Northwest much wilder than the contemporary popular image.

In this extended and uncensored cut of the December 2013 Words & Pictures interview, Dennis, Pat, and J.R. regale listeners with true tales too edgy for broadcast radio.  Enjoy!


Clusters and Your Economy - Special Extended Conversation

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Words and Pictures
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Thu, 10/09/2014

In this special extended episode 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 influenced by something as simple as geography - even in the age of the internet.
 
Our guests, live in the studio, are economist Joe Cortright and local comics artists Mike Russell and Adrian Wallace.

Copies of their book, Clusters and Your Economy, are available for a pledge of support to KBOO.  Call (877) 500-KBOO to find out about membership options.

Lucy Bellwood: Down To the Seas Again

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Thu, 08/14/2014

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

Extended Audio - Ernest & Celestine's Benjamin Renner

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Words and Pictures
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Thu, 03/13/2014

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 a plucky orphaned mouse's unlikely friendship with a mischief-making bear.  Benjamin Renner joins Words & Pictures host S.W. Conser in the KBOO studios to introduce this beautifully realized film to Portland audiences.

Nicole Georges: Calling Dr Laura

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Thu, 01/09/2014

Words & Pictures kicks off its 11th season on the air with a visit from local artist, writer, musician and small-press maven Nicole Georges.  From helping found the Portland Zine Symposium to teaching at the Rock & Roll Camp for Girls, Nicole has had a dramatic and lasting impact on local DIY culture.

Nicole's long-running zine Invincible Summer gained a widespread following and led to a series of book collections.  And now, her fearless and funny graphic memoir Calling Dr Laura has drawn raves from the likes of Rachel Maddow, Carrie Brownstein, and Alison Bechdel.

Nicole took a break from her year as the Resident Fellow at Vermont's Center for Cartoon Studies to make a live appearance in the KBOO studios with S.W. Conser.

Joe Sacco: The Great War - Extended Audio

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Thu, 11/14/2013
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.  In this extended version of November's in-studio conversation, 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.


God Is Disappointed In You

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Thu, 08/08/2013
Ever since he left the fundamentalist household of his youth, Mark Russell has become an amateur theologian, sharing his cockeyed take on the scriptures with the secular world.  Now Mark has teamed up with cartoonist Shannon Wheeler, and the two of them have compiled a less-than-canonical romp through their favorite Bible stories.  In this extended version of the KBOO-FM interview, S.W. Conser sits down with Mark and Shannon to ask about the inspiration behind God Is Disappointed In You, as well as the often surprising reaction to the book from religious communities.


Matt Bors: Life Begins At Incorporation

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Thu, 07/11/2013

Pulitzer finalist and Herblock Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Matt Bors returns to the KBOO airwaves to introduce his very first book collection.  With a foreword by legendary Oregonian cartoonist Jack Ohman and editing assist by Bitch Magazine's Sarah Mirk, Life Begins at Incorporation takes a caustic look at the current state of American domestic and foreign policies, featuring such outrageous characters as Judge Prez, Predator Stork, and The Avenging Uterus.

Past KBOO appearances, with fellow cartoonist Ted Rall:

Ted Rall and Matt Bors: Unembedded in Afghanistan - October 2010
http://kboo.fm/node/24252

Ted Rall and Matt Bors: Extended Web-Only Afghanistan Stories - October 2010
http://kboo.fm/node/24256

Matt Bors and Ted Rall - June 2012
http://kboo.fm/node/36490

Matt Bors and Ted Rall - June 2012
http://kboo.fm/node/36490

Tom McCall Centennial

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Thu, 05/09/2013

Renowned Oregon Governor Tom McCall would have turned 100 years old this year.  To commemorate this larger-than-life figure, Know Your City (formerly the Dill Pickle Club) commissioned a comic book about McCall's controversial decision to fund the Vortex I rock festival in 1970, which drew anti-war activists away from an American Legion convention in Portland.  Author Sarah Mirk, who created the comic with artist Daniel Duford, joins Kick-Ass Oregon History founder Doug Kenck-Crispin to regale listeners with the history they didn't learn in school.  Sarah will also share details about how to participate in the newest Know Your City project, Comics for Change.

Ben Katchor and the Architecture of Comics

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Thu, 04/11/2013

Ben Katchor, the first cartoonist to receive a MacArthur Fellowship grant, is also a writer, teacher, and performer of TED Talk recitations.  His familiar-seeming yet skewed urban vignettes, such as Julius Knipl: Real Estate Photographer and The Cardboard Valise, have been appearing in magazines and alternative newspapers for over a quarter century.  More recently, he's been collaborating with musician Mark Mulcahy on an absurdist musical play, The Slug Bearers of Kayrol Island, and a comic-book opera, The Carbon Copy Building, both of which won Obie Awards.  Seemingly unable to successfully arrive in Portland, Katchor joins host S.W. Conser on the phone from Seattle to discuss his latest book, Hand-Drying in America and Other Stories, a collection of architecture-related comics from Metropolis magazine.

Comments

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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