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Conversations with pioneering animators and comics artists

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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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Words and Pictures on 11/11/21

Airs at: Thu, 11/11/2021 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Aminder Dhaliwal - from the Archive

Airs at: Thu, 11/11/2021 at 11:30am - 12:45pm
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  As the Portland Book Festival recovers from the Covid pandemic, we welcome the return of Aminder Dhaliwal, whose new book Cyclopedia Exotica grew out of a serialized online comic, just like her earlier book Woman World. Aminder has worked as a storyboard director for the... Read more

Bill Griffith - Beyond Zippy

Airs at: Thu, 10/28/2021 at 11:30am - 12:30pm
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  In this followup to our 2019 interview with underground comics legend Bill Griffith, we talk more about his remarkable 50-year career as an underground artist, helping kickstart the underground comics movement of the 1960's with his mashups of pop culture and surrealism,... Read more

Douglas Wolk - All of the Marvels

Airs at: Thu, 10/14/2021 at 11:15am - 12:15pm
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  Douglas Wolk is an award-winning journalist, author, and pop-culture critic who's written about comics and music for The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, and The Nation.  His books include James Brown's Live at the Apollo and Reading Comics: How Graphic Novels... Read more

A People's History - from the Archive

Airs at: Thu, 09/23/2021 at 11:30am - 12:30pm
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  Mike Konopacki is a longtime labor cartoonist who collaborated with historians Howard Zinn and Paul Buhle to adapt Zinn's book A People’s History of the United States into comics form. Konopacki joined S.W. Conser in July of 2008 to offer a behind-the-scenes look at the... Read more

Cartoonists in Afghanistan - Never-Before-Aired Stories

Airs at: Thu, 09/09/2021 at 11:30am - 12:30pm
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  In October of 2010, political cartoonists Ted Rall and Matt Bors joined S.W. Conser in the KBOO studios for a live interview about the unembedded fact-finding trip they took through Afghanistan two months earlier.  Due to time constraints, many of their additional storie... Read more

Derf - Remembering Kent State and Jeffrey Dahmer

Airs at: Thu, 08/26/2021 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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  Derf Backderf is the author of multiple graphic novels, including My Friend Dahmer, Punk Rock and Trailer Parks, Trashed, and the Eisner-award-winning Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio.  His alternative comic The City ran in over 75 weekly newspapers for 25 years, and his bo... Read more

Counterpoint and the State of Political Cartooning

Airs at: Thu, 08/12/2021 at 11:30am - 12:30pm
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  Editorial cartoons are often the most popular feature on the newspaper page, but with print publications battered by the left-right punch of the internet and vulture capital, more and more political cartoonists find themselves wandering in a media wilderness. Enter Coun... Read more

Spain Rodriguez - from the Archive

Airs at: Thu, 07/22/2021 at 11:30am - 12:30pm
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  Spain Rodriguez was one of the most prolific and visionary members of the underground cartoonist movement in the 1960’s and 70’s.  He covered the 1968 Democratic National Convention for the newspaper The East Village Other, he ran with the Road Vultures Motorcycle Club, ... Read more

John McAfee in Portland - from the Archive

Airs at: Thu, 07/08/2021 at 11:30am - 12:30pm
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  John McAfee was a computer programmer and businessman who created the first commercial anti-virus software in the 1980’s.  A few years later, he stepped down from his own company, a multi-millionaire.  In the decades that followed, his adventures — and misadventures — gr... Read more