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

 

"Persistance Of Kat Klocks" by Carol Lay

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Remembering Animator Bruce Bickford - from the Archive

Airs at: Thu, 05/28/2020 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  For half a century, Bruce Bickford ran a one-man clay animation production house, constructing surreal miniature worlds in a cavernous Seattle studio and bringing them to life through the magic of stop-motion.  Bickford gained notoriety in the 1970's as the fertile mind ... Read more

Shary Flenniken - from the Archive

Airs at: Thu, 05/14/2020 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  Shary Flenniken is one of the most influential figures in the history of underground comics.  Her comic Trots & Bonnie burst onto the pages of the National Lampoon in the early 1970's, and with its mix of radical politics, coy sexuality, absurd situations, approachable ... Read more

Marjane Satrapi - from the Archive

Airs at: Thu, 04/23/2020 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  Marjane Satrapi is the artist and writer behind such graphic memoirs as Persepolis, Embroideries, and Chicken with Plums, and is the co-director of the animated feature film version of Persepolis.  She grew up in Tehran during the revolution that toppled the Shah and led... Read more

Ali Fitzgerald - Drawn to Berlin

Airs at: Thu, 04/09/2020 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  In this encore episode of Words and Pictures, we welcome Ali Fitgerald, celebrated webcomics creator; contributor to McSweeney's, The New Yorker, and The New York Times; and author of the graphic memoir Drawn to Berlin. Drawn to Berlin follows Ali's encounters with Syria... Read more

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund - from the Archives

Airs at: Thu, 03/26/2020 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  Charles Brownstein is the Executive Director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit advocacy organization that moved its headquarters from New York to Portland in 2016.  The CBLDF provides aid to artists and publishers facing legal threats such as censorship,... Read more

Portland's Film Community

Airs at: Thu, 03/12/2020 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  Sibling filmmakers Sarah and Zachary Ray Sherman have spent years working in the local production scene, and are now premiering their debut feature film Thunderbolt In Mine Eye at the Portland International Film Festival.  Their work has brought together actors, crew mem... Read more

Rose Bond with the Oregon Symphony

Airs at: Thu, 02/27/2020 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  Portland media artist Rose Bond is celebrated around the world for her animation installations — large-scale projections that intensify architecture, interpret history, and magnify music. Following up her acclaimed 2016 collaboration with the Oregon Symphony, accompanyi... Read more

Bowie by Mike Allred

Airs at: Thu, 02/13/2020 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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  Mike Allred burst onto the independent comics scene in the 1990's with such deceptively bright and splashy titles as Madman, Atomics, and Red Rocket 7, bringing a combination of surrealism, depth psychology, and pop culture to the superhero and science-fiction genres. P... Read more

Festival Previews

Airs at: Thu, 01/23/2020 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  It's wintertime in the Pacific Northwest, so what better way to escape the cloudy weather than in a bright cinema with your fellow film buffs? We're joined in the studio by Tracy Francis, Festival Director for the Cascade Festival of African Films, who is once again brin... Read more

Winter Film Events

Airs at: Thu, 01/09/2020 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  Local cinema programmers Greg Hamilton and Micah Vanderhoof offer up dark films for the dark winter months, with appearances by directors John Dahl and Julia Reichert, who are in town for retrospectives of their work.  John Dahl joins us on the phone to talk about his ca... Read more