Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 7:00 PM
Oil and Water: Behind the Scenes of the PDX 2 Gulf Coast Project
Admission: Free to the public
Audubon House - Heron Hall
5151 NW Cornell Rd
Join the Audubon Society of Portland for an evening behind the scenes of the PDX 2 Gulf Coast project. Through photos, music and video, Steve Duin and Shannon Wheeler, author and artist of Oil and Water and Mike Rosen, PDX 2 Gulf Coast organizer, will tell the story behind the creation of the graphic novel, share personal stories of what they witnessed in the aftermath of the BP oil spill, describe other products that came out of the project and answer questions.
This will be a rewarding evening as Mike, Steve and Shannon present their stories with compassion, humor, and intelligence. After the presentation, they will be available to sign books purchased in the Nature Store.
Steve Duin is the Metro columnist for The Oregonian and the author/co-author of six books, including "Comics: Between the Panels," a history of comics, and "Father Time," a collection of his columns on family and fatherhood. He has twice been named the nation's best local columnist by the Society of Professional Journalists.
Shannon Wheeler is the Eisner Award–winning creator of Too Much Coffee Man, who has appeared internationally in newspapers, magazines, comic books and opera houses. He has contributed to a variety of publications that include The Onion newspaper and The New Yorker magazine.
Mike Rosen holds a PhD in Environmental Science and Engineering from OHSU and a BA in Chemistry from Harpur College at the State University of New York. Mike has worked to promote a clean environment and healthy watershed for over 20 years: from managing solid waste and contaminated sediment for the Oregon DEQ – culminating in developing Portland Harbor’s Superfund Cleanup Program – to his current role managing the Watershed Division for Portland’s BES.