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Persepolis director Marjane Satrapi

Airs at: Mon, 01/21/2008 at 4:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
Marjane Satrapi's celebrated graphic memoir Persepolis has been adapted into a major motion picture which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.  S.W. Conser talks to Ms. Satrapi about animation for adult audiences, Persian art, Iranian politics, and the role... Read more

Words & Pictures - Christmas Day 2007

Airs at: Mon, 12/24/2007 at 4:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
Bill Dodge ventures out on the streets of Portland for a live Christmas morning conversation with Philip Barasch, author of the painterly graphic short story Cornelius.More information: Read more

David Gallic's "Off Book" and Alexa Wiley of Salmon Nation Artist Project

Airs at: Mon, 01/14/2008 at 4:00pm
Produced for Stage and Studio
Host Dmae Roberts guests are Portland playwright David Gallic about his world premiere comedy"Off Book," and Alexa Wiley of the Salmon Nation Artist Project. Read more

"At Weddings and Wakes"

Airs at: Sun, 01/06/2008 at 4:00pm
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
 The Old Mole's book reviewer Larry Bowlden discusses Alice McDermott's novel At Weddings  and Wakes. Read more

Words & Pictures - New Years 2008

Airs at: Mon, 12/31/2007 at 4:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
Up-and-coming Portland cartoonists Ryan Alexander Tanner (creator of the Xeric grant-winning comic Television) and Farel Dalrymple (author of the graphic novel Pop Gun War and artist for Marvel's offbeat title Omega the Unknown) share stories of building collaborative art s... Read more

Grace Paley - An Interest In LIfe Event 12-11-07

An Interest in Life: GRACE PALEY Grace Paley, one of this country's most honored and best loved writers, died on August 22, 2007. Her commitment to antimilitarism, environmentalism, feminism and antiracism was inseparable from her stories, essays, and poems. CELEBRATE GRAC... Read more

Words & Pictures - Carol Lay

Airs at: Sun, 10/21/2007 at 5:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
Alternative cartoonist and writer Carol Lay, creator of Story Minute and Waylay, sits down with Words & Pictures host Bill Dodge during the 2007 Stumptown Comics Festival. Read more

Mike & Laura Allred

Airs at: Mon, 11/26/2007 at 4:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
Mike and Laura Allred, the award-winning team behind such offbeat comics as Madman, The Atomics, and Red Rocket 7, sit down with Words & Pictures host S.W. Conser to discuss contemporary art, dream inspiration, and film adaptations of their work.  Recorded during the 2007 S... Read more

Zine Symposium Preview

Airs at: Mon, 07/30/2007 at 5:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
Hundreds of artists, writers, and self-publishers converge on Portland State University every August for the annual Zine Symposium.  Organizers Claudia McBarron and Patrick Devine offer a rundown of this year's events, joined by local cartoonist Erika Moen. Read more

Cartoon Brew Films

Airs at: Mon, 07/23/2007 at 5:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
Award-winning authors/film historians Amid Amidi & Jerry Beck have been rescuing forgotten animation from archives and festivals and collecting it on their website Cartoon Brew Films.  S.W. Conser and Bill Dodge catch up with Amid and Jerry following their appearance at the... Read more