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...
On October 6, 2011, Portland joined the wave of occupations of public parks
and plazas across the United States following Occupy Wall Street's takeover
of Zucotti Park in New York the month before. Immediately, KBOO evening news
director Jenka Soderberg and chief enginee...
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...
Episode 273, Some Assembly Required
Featuring work by Atmosphere, Atom, DJ BC, Beats International, DJ Food, The
Forger, Go Home Productions, Ill Logic & Graf, Mad Mix Mustang, The Orb,
Pepe Deluxe and DJ Schmolli & Lobsterdust.
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...
Desiree Hellegers talks with Hyung Nam, an organizer with the Portland Metro
People's Coalition, a coalition of 24 organizations, about their organizing
platform, including their support for municipal broadband, which is critical
not only to bridge the digital divide in ...
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...
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.