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Conversations with pioneering animators and comics artists

Every 2nd Thursday from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

 

 By Carol Lay,Words And Pictures guest 23rd Oct '07

 

"Persistance Of Kat Klocks" by Carol Lay

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Craig Thompson returns to Words and Pictures

Airs at: Thu, 05/10/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Craig Thompson took the comics world by storm in 2003 with his epic graphic memoir Blankets, a poignant recollection of young love and lost innocence, and cemented his literary reputation with 2011's Habibi. Now, Craig has re-issued his 2004 sketchbook travelogue Carnet de ... Read more

SuperButch!

Airs at: Thu, 04/12/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  Portland alt-comics heavyweights Barry Deutsch (Hereville) and Becky Hawkins (French Toast Comix) have teamed up to create SuperButch, the adventures of a lesbian superhero and the citizens whose lives she transforms.  Set in the 1940's when many gay Americans led double... Read more

Creating the Isle of Dogs

Airs at: Fri, 03/16/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  Portland animator Paul Harrod has built sets for Pee-Wee's Playhouse, sculpted California Raisins for Will Vinton, and directed episodes of the breakthrough animated TV series The PJs. During a recent trip to the Burning Man arts festival, Paul answered a call from film... Read more

Creating the Isle of Dogs - Expanded Audio

Airs at: Fri, 03/16/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  In this extended conversation with Portland animator Paul Harrod, we hear more about his adventures working with filmmaker Wes Anderson, as well as the likes of Lily Tomlin, Eddie Murphy, and Larry Wilmore. During a recent trip to the Burning Man arts festival, Paul answ... Read more

Words and Pictures on 03/08/18

Airs at: Thu, 03/08/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Gail Noonan, the Laughing Feminist - Expanded Audio

Airs at: Thu, 02/15/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  In this extended conversation with animator Gail Noonan, S.W. Conser asks about the early artistic adventures with the Winnipeg Film Group that helped spark Gail's four-decade-long career in the world of Canadian independent film and led to her recent retrospective at Po... Read more

Animator Gail Noonan

Airs at: Thu, 02/15/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  Gail Noonan's short films celebrate human relations and the natural world with a sweeping range of artistic techniques, from collage to stop-motion animation.  Her work cuts against the grain with humor and heart, tackling themes of justice and liberation, poetry and sex... Read more

Tom Gauld's Literary Funnies

Airs at: Thu, 01/11/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  Tom Gauld is best known to Americans for his droll and iconic cartoons in The New Yorker and The Guardian where literature and mythology get mashed up with pop culture.  But he's also the author of such imaginative graphic novels as Goliath, Hunter and Painter, and The G... Read more

Gabrielle Bell - Everything Is Flammable

Airs at: Thu, 12/14/2017 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  Words and Pictures kicks off its fifteenth season on the air at the Wordstock Literary Festival, where we're joined by graphic novelist Gabrielle Bell.  Best known for her diary comics Lucky and The Voyeurs, Gabrielle has also teamed up with filmmaker Michel Gondry to cr... Read more

Laika Animation at the Portland Art Museum

Airs at: Thu, 11/09/2017 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  From its humble beginnings as Will Vinton Studios in the 1970's, Portland's Laika Entertainment has become one of the top studios in the world for stop-motion animation, producing the feature films Coraline, Paranorman, The Boxtrolls, and Kubo and the Two Strings.  Now,... Read more