UNDERGROUND USA On Words And Pictures

I recently blogged about Saturday’s Symposium UNDERGROUND USA, a nostalgia-fest about how awesome Portland’s underground papers, the Willamette Bridge and the Portland Scribe were. Tomorrow I talk about the event on KBOO-FM’s comics program Words And Pictures with fellow panelist Patrick Rosenkranz and KBOO host S.W. Conser. Listen in at 11:30am on 90.7 FM or online.

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Thu, 10/13/2016 –
11:30am to 12:00pm

David Chelsea is reading: What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
by Randall Munroe

We revisit Portland’s underground comics scene with cartoonist David Chelsea and author Patrick Rosenkranz


Underground USA is a symposium at the University of Oregon’s Portland campus on October 15th, paying tribute to great underground artists of the Pacific Northwest.

Joining us in the studio is Underground USA keynote speaker Patrick Rosenkranz, author of The Artist Himself: A Rand Holmes Retrospective and The Mythology of S. Clay Wilson. Also joining us is illustrator and cartoonist David Chelsea, whose colleagues at influential underground papers The Portland Scribe and The Willamette Bridge included Norman Solomon, Richard Gehr, and Bill Plympton.

And don’t forget to come to the event itself!

UNDERGROUND USA takes place this Saturday, October 15, 2016

from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at

70 Northwest Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209

Students (any kind, we won’t ask): $30

Members of Oregon Historical Society: $30

Members of Northwest History Network: $30

Members of Know Your City: $30

Members of IPRC (Independent Publishing Resource Center): $30

Members of KBOO: $30

Persons affiliated with PCM (Portland Community Media): $30

Members of OCTE (Oregon Council of Teachers of English): $30

Attendees of the 2015 and/or 2016 Oregon Film History Invitational: $30

My Portland Scribe slide show takes place from 1:00 PM – 1:40 PM

I will be participating with the other guests, Patrick Rosenkranz, Bill Plympton, Norman Solomon, Maurice Isserman and Richard Gehr, in a panel discussion from 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM