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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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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

Laika Animation at PAM - Expanded Audio

Airs at: Thu, 11/09/2017 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  In this expanded version of our visit to the Portland Art Museum, we take a more leisurely look at the exhibition Animating Life: The Art, Science, and Wonder of Laika. Join host S.W. Conser, and find out about the creative process behind the screen from Laika creatives... Read more

Animator Kathy Zielinski

Airs at: Thu, 10/12/2017 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  In this encore episode, we're joined by Kathy Zielinski, the pioneering artist and filmmaker who's been called "The Queen of Animated Villains" for helping bring to life such characters as Ursula the Sea Witch in The Little Mermaid and Jafar in Aladdin. Wbile visiting P... Read more

Abstract Animation

Airs at: Thu, 09/14/2017 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  North of Blue is animator Joanna Priestley's first feature film, a deep dive into abstract imagery inspired by her winter sojourn in the Yukon at the Klondike Institute of Art and Culture.  Joanna is joined in the studio by frequent collaborator Jamie Haggerty, who creat... Read more

Overlapping Action and Boundary Crossings

Airs at: Thu, 08/10/2017 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  Summertime is not traditionally the season for animation festivals, but two grassroots events are setting out to buck the trend. We're joined by Overlapping Action Mini-Festival curator Ben Chapin, who is bringing his bi-coastal traveling show to the Po'Boy Art Space in ... Read more

Virtual Reality and 3-D Comics

Airs at: Thu, 07/13/2017 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  Digital technology is making animation and comics more immersive, and this month's guests are working at the forefront of the movement. Jeremy Rotsztain is creating an audio-visual experience to take place in Portland's Academy Theater.  Inspired by Frederik Kiesler's hi... Read more