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Episode Archive

Boxtrolls directors Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi

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Thu, 01/21/2016 - 11:40am - 12:00pm
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The directors of the animated feature The Boxtrolls join us in the studio

The third feature film from Oregon animation studio Laika Entertainment is The Boxtrolls, an adaptation of Alan Snow's whimsical fable Here Be Monsters.

Barry Deutsch & Friends

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Thu, 12/10/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Barry Deutsch unveils his new graphic novel, the third in the Hereville series

Hereville is a place like no other, an orthodox Jewish enclave where magical beings skirmish with a headstrong 11-year-old girl named Mirka.  Barry Deutsch introduced us to Mirka in two previous graphic novels, and for this third entry in the Hereville series, How Mirka Caught a Fish, he's enlisted two of Portland's top webcomics artists to help bring this odd little world to life.

Thunder & Lightning: Weather Past Present Future

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Thu, 11/12/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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We're joined by author Lauren Redniss and Animation Show of Shows curator Ron Diamond

Globetrotting author Lauren Redniss' latest work is Thunder & Lightning: Weather Past Present Future, a book that combines meterology, mythology, reportage, paintings, and etchings into a immersive narrative about the climatic forces that we all wrestle with on a daily basis.

Snowden - the Graphic Biography

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Thu, 10/08/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Words and Pictures for October 2015

Ted Rall returns to the KBOO studios with a new graphic biography of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Best of the Northwest Animation Festival

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Thu, 09/10/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Words and Pictures for September 2015

We're joined in the studio by Sven Bonnichsen, Director of the Northwest Animation Festival and President of the local industry group ASIFA-Portland, to discuss the future of independent animation in Oregon and around the world.

Are You Being Watched? - the David Chelsea webcomic

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Thu, 08/13/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Words and Pictures for August 2015

Celebrated cartoonist and author David Chelsea pays a return visit to Words and Pictures to preview his new webcomic Are You Being Watched? — a modern take on the Faustian legend, set in the era of reality television.

Autumnlands: Tooth & Claw

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Thu, 07/09/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Writer Kurt Busiek and artist Benjamin Dewey create a fantastical comics world

Veteran writer Kurt Busiek and up-and-coming artist Benjamin Dewey are two of the most prolific talents in Portland's comic scene.  Busiek is the winner of multiple Eisner and Harvey awards, and Dewey is the creator of the popular Tragedies Series and co-creator with Paul Tobin of I Was the Cat.

Philip Barasch's Hand Hewn Comics

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Thu, 06/11/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Words and Pictures for June 2015

Artist Philip Barasch exhibits his large-scale oil paintings at Portland-area galleries and industrial spaces, and then adapts the panels into card sets and sequential narratives.  His comic-book series Hand Hewn is about to be released, preceded by an exhibition at ECOpdx.

Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club 2

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Thu, 05/14/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Author Chuck Pahlaniuk releases a Fight Club sequel for comics readers

Author Chuck Palahniuk is in the studio to preview Fight Club 2, an all-new serialized story from Dark Horse Comics featuring art by Cameron Stewart and David Mack.  Dark Horse Editor-in-Chief Scott Allie also joins us to talk about the collaborative art and writin

Linework NW and DIY Magic

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Thu, 04/09/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Words and Pictures for April 2015

Portland's newly-expanded Linework NW Comics and Illustration Festival is heading into its second year, and co-organizer Sam Marx is in the studio to give us a preview.  Then, D.I.Y. Magic author Anthony Alvarado has practical advice for listeners who want to unlock the powers of their imagination.

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Boxtrolls Directors - The Expanded Edition

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Thu, 01/21/2016

In this expanded version of our January conversation with Boxtrolls directors Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi, we dive into more detail about their adaptation of Alan Snow's whimsical fable Here Be Monsters — the third feature film from Oregon animation studio Laika Entertainment.

Graham and Tony take us behind the scenes to show us the working parts of this 21st century version of puppet animation, and also tell us what it's like to work with lead voice actor Ben Kingsley and musician Eric Idle.

The original broadcast version of this episode is available at this link.

Snowden by Ted Rall - Expanded Edition

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Thu, 10/08/2015

In this expanded, web-exclusive edition of Words and Pictures, we spend an extra half-hour talking with Ted Rall about his new graphic biography of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.  Drawing from Ted's conversations with Snowden's own ACLU attorney as well as friends, colleagues, and security experts, Snowden is a complex portrait of a mysterious public figure and the world of government surveillance he brought to light.

We also get nerdy about such wide-ranging topics as the state of political cartooning and of alternative media, the various shades of libertarianism, economics here and abroad, and Ted's battles with the Los Angeles Times and the L.A. Police union.

To hear the original broadcast version of Ted's October 2015 appearance on Words & Pictures, click here.



Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club Comic - Extended Audio

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Thu, 05/14/2015

In this extended version of our May 2015 conversation with Chuck Palahniuk we hear more about the inspirations behind Fight Club 2, the all-new serialized story from Dark Horse Comics featuring art by Cameron Stewart and David Mack.  Chuck recounts the history of collaboration between fiction writers and comics artists in Portland, as well as the prankster legacy of the Cacophony Society, which partially inspired the original Fight Club book.

If you'd like to hear the original air version of this show, introduced by Dark Horse Editor-in-Chief Scott Allie, that audio can be found on this page.

Clusters and Your Economy - Special Extended Conversation

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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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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.

Dennis Eichhorn's Real Good Stuff - Extended Uncensored Audio

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Thu, 12/12/2013

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!


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.


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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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