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Oral history interview with Rupert Kinnard, by Marissa Gunning and Ellen Tobias [Sound Recording]
- 2013-02-14 (Creation)
WMA (File); 01:03:39
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Rupert Kinnard was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1954. In 1979, he earned a bachelor's degree from Cornell University. That same year, he moved to Portland, Oregon. He did art design for Willamette Week, illustrations for The Cascade Voice, and later became the art director for the newspaper Just Out. In 1996, he was injured in a car collision and was subsequently paralyzed from the waist down. Beginning in 1977, he wrote comic books featuring Black superheroes of his own creation, the Brown Bomber and Diva Touché Flambé.
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Session 1. Kinnard discusses a few different subjects that include the accident that left him a paraplegic, his experience and career in cartooning and graphic design, working for Just Out, his new venture The LifeCapsule Project, and his feelings on gay marriage.
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Creative Commons - Attribution, Non-Commercial, ShareAlike (BY-NC-SA) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/
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Oral history interview with Rupert Kinnard, by Marissa Gunning and Ellen Tobias, 2013 February 14, SR 11362, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.