I direct Oregon Cartoon Institute, a 501c3 non profit, which uses new media, archival film, research, networking, and cross disciplinary discussion to explore Oregon film, animation, and print cartooning history.
Public history/arts education events:
2006 The Portland That Was
2009 Oregon Sesquicentennial Film Festival at Marylhurst
2011 Mel Blanc Project
2013 Harry Smith PDX (+ Paul Wolfe’s bonus photoblog)
2014-2015 Mid Century Oregon Genius
2016 UNDERGROUND USA
Annual conference designed to meet the needs of professionals.
2015 Oregon Film History Invitational
2016 Oregon Film History Invitational
2017 Oregon Film History Invitational
2018 Oregon Film History Conference
I write about Oregon film history.
Notes On James Blue
It’s The Ignominy, Stupid: Portland, Portlandia, and Robert Johnston’s Radical Middle Class
Handy Guide to Growing Independent Film Outside LA and New York: What Portland Did Right
How Oregon Cartoon Institute Began: An Illustrated Guide
Portland Film Family Tree
I advise projects which explore Oregon’s film, animation, and print cartooning history.
Comic City USA, at OHS
Oregon’s Animation Magic: An Oregon Art Beat Special, on OPB
James Blue Alliance
I write about regional identity.
Bookology: A Cascadia Crash Course
Happy Birthday, Salmon Boy
Oregon Post Illahee: Bi-Culturality In Our DNA
I write about women in film.
Carrie Brownstein’s Cinematic Sisterhood: Vanessa Renwick, Miranda July & Marne Lucas
Sofia Coppola, Oscar Princess
Marilyn Monroe’s Oregon Connection (and Stuffing Recipe)
Sometimes, I climb a soapbox.
Oregon Must Cherish Its Art And Artists by Keeping The Ken Kesey Papers In The State
Oregon Film History Initiative Celebrates 20 Fabulous Years: A Trip Ahead In A Time Machine
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For a crash course, here’s OCI/FAQ.