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.
Our larger 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
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