graphic novels

6:45pm

Wed May 7, 2014
Arts & Culture

Meanwhile with Wendy MacNaughton

Despite the media headlines, San Francisco isn’t just the backdrop for some tech zombie apocalypse. Beneath the Google Bus frenzy, San Francisco has another story to tell. Actually, many stories. SF native and graphic journalist Wendy MacNaughton set out to uncover these hidden stories in her new book Meanwhile.  It’s a collection of drawn portraits of San Francisco residents and their favorite hangouts, including written observations from interviews. With ink, water color, and her signature scribbled handwriting, MacNaughton brings these people and places to life.

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2:14pm

Sat March 16, 2013
Arts & Culture

East Bay Express: A graphic novel for people who don't like graphic novels

Courtesy of EastBayExpress.com

Thien Pham is what you might call a big personality. In a 2011 Expresswrite-up of the artist, Oaklander, and graphic novelist's last book, Level Up, Luke Tsai described him as an "outsized personality: the smack talker, the maker of outrageous statements." Pham's speech is loose, expressive, and uncommonly fast, his words occasionally stumbling over each other as they exit his mouth. Even his drawings, which are rendered in thick lines, graphic shapes, and bright colors, impart a sort of existential bigness.

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12:00am

Thu December 29, 2011
Graphic novels

Today on Your Call: How are graphic novelists illuminating politics and history?

Zahra's Paradise

On today's Your Call, we'll rebroadcast a conversation we had with graphic novelists. How do images change the art of story telling? What are your favorite graphic novels? What makes them unique?  More graphic novels have been published in the last 10 years than in the previous 30. What explains the explosion? What can we learn from graphic journalism? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.  

Guests:

Amir, author of graphic novel, Zahra's Paradise

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12:00am

Tue December 27, 2011
Robin Hood

Today on Your Call: Who was Robin Hood and how is his story relevant today?

On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Paul Buhle and Sharon Rudahl, author and one of the illustrators of the new graphic novel, Robin Hood: People’s Outlaw and Forest Hero.  Buhle writes: “Robin Hood and his companions were called into existence by popular desires for social revenge and social justice.  Whether they “existed” or not does not matter: they existed and exist in the hearts of rebels everywhere.”  So what has Robin Hood’s story meant over time?  How is he as powerful a symbol today as he was in the 14th century?  It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and You.

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