Homer Davenport, Mel Blanc, Matt Groening, Phil Knight, Dan Wieden, Jim Blashfield, Will Vinton—just a few cogs in Portland's historic pop machine. The Rose City has a history of keeping a pulse on pop culture and often getting ahead of said pulse.
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Anne Richardson and Carl Abbot know this machine well, and they're certain it's not rolling along by coincidence. There's something special about this city, and they're joining us Tuesday, May 17 at 6 PM PST to talk about Portland's pop influence over the last few centuries.
Anne Richardson is the Director of the Oregon Cartoon Institute, where she explores the intersection of Oregon history and Oregon film history. She's been widely published, and her next symposium is this October—a look at the influential artists that came out of Portland's underground press in the '60s and '70s.
Carl Abbott is a historian and urban studies specialist. His 2011 book, Portland in Three Centuries, will serve as a pivot point for the talk as both he and Richardson consider Portland's connection to pop culture.
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