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On Oct. 15, 2016, Oregon Cartoon Institute brings together six writers and artists to weigh in on Portland’s current status as a comics capital, and talk about their own origins in Portland’s underground press.

Tickets: http://undergroundusa.eventbrite.com


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Two time Oscar nominee Bill Plympton‘s books include Independently Animated: Bill Plympton, the Life and Art of the King of Indie Animation,  Polls Apart: How To Tell A Democrat from a Republican (with Kathi Paton), and The Sleazy Cartoons of Bill Plympton. 

Bill Plympton drew covers for the Scribe.


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Norman Solomon‘s career in political journalism includes the founding of the Institute for Public Accuracy, and authorship of many books, including War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death, Target Iraq: What The News Media Didn’t Tell You (with Reese Erlich) and The Trouble With Dilbert: How Corporate Culture Gets The Last Laugh.

Norman Solomon wrote for the Portland Scribe.


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Richard Gehr‘s writing appears in Rolling Stone, Spin, The Village Voice. He is the author of I Only Read It For The Cartoons: The New Yorker’s Most Brilliantly Twisted Artists.

Richard Gehr sold the Scribe as a newsboy.


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David Chelsea created the graphic novels David Chelsea In Love and Welcome To The Zone. He is also the mad genius behind the highly regarded instructional manual, Perspective! for Comic Book Artists.

David Chelsea drew illustrations for the Scribe.


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Maurice Isserman‘s books include American Divided: The Civil War of the 1960s (with Michael Kazin) and The Other America: The Life of Michael Harrington.

Maurice Isserman wrote for and edited the Scribe.

WORD TO THE WISE: On Oct 14, 2016, at 7:30 PM, Maurice Isserman reads & signs his latest book, Continental Divide: A History of Mountaineering, at Powells, 1005 W Burnside.



Underground comics historian Patrick Rosenkranz wrote Rebel Visions: The Underground Comics Revolution 1963-1975 in Portland.  

Patrick Rosenkranz was, for a short period, a business manager for the Scribe.

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