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#452736 - 07/11/00 10:05 PM Ben Katchor on Fresh Air
Jason Arnett Offline

Registered: 02/01/00
Posts: 476
Loc: Lawrence, KS USA
Yah, I'm media boy today. I heard Ben Katchor on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross. In the half hour he was on, they managed to play several of the Julius Knipl radio plays (which were produced by another of the MacArthur award winners) and he covered why he went into comics:

the lure of mass production. Of his work being thrown away after being enjoyed. That's the nature of comics, he said.

She seemed interested in his work, though she was far more entertained by the radio productions of it than by the printed version.

Jason Arnett
Jackleg Writer

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#452737 - 07/12/00 12:06 PM Re: Ben Katchor on Fresh Air
James McLallen Offline

Registered: 01/10/00
Posts: 35
Loc: seattle, WA USA
yeah. i heard this as well. ben katchers voice is very interesting. the timbre of his voice had a very careful almost monotonous rythm. he sounded like an archtypical aging collector. he made an insightful point when he described why he chose printing over painting. it was so that everyone could have more access to his work. apparently you can listen to the show on fresh air's site but i cannot figure it out. someone else may want to give it a try. it was on yesterday july 11th


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