July 11, 2012 |
Maybe they just decided to go to Comic-Con. After 11 years, the leaders of New York's Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art have shuttered their venue. The abrupt closure came Monday, with museum officials saying they will move out of the current space by the end of July, according to reports. Admittedly, the museum is a small one, occupying the fourth floor of a building in the SoHo neighborhood of New York. The organization, known somewhat humorously as MoCCA, devoted itself to exhibitions on the world of comics.
May 31, 1988 |
Mad magazine caricaturist Mort Drucker was named outstanding cartoonist of the year by the National Cartoonists' Society. "Peanuts" creator Charles Schulz presented Drucker with the society's Reuben Award, named for Rube Goldberg, who designed the statue of four improbably shaped tumblers holding up a bottle of ink.
November 2, 2008 |
No comic-book creator has seen his work brought to the screen with more reverence than Frank Miller, whose ultra-violent graphic novels "300" and "Sin City" were adapted to film practically panel by panel. "It is very strange," Miller said, "to draw something and then have it come alive in front of you. You start to feel like a low-rent god, but, in my case, one with major feet of clay. . . .
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May 24, 2002 |
Dave Berg, one of Mad magazine's best-known writer-artists, whose slice-of-life cartoon strips "The Lighter Side of ..." were one of the humor magazine's most popular features for more than 40 years, has died. He was 81. Berg died of cancer May 16 at his home in Marina del Rey. Berg's insightful comic take on American life first appeared in the pages of Mad in 1956, when he began freelancing for the magazine. "The Lighter Side of ..." began in 1961 and appeared in 365 subsequent issues.
September 10, 2010
SERIES The Suite Life on Deck: The series about the ocean-going misadventures of a set of mischievous twins returns with new episodes (8 p.m. Disney). 20/20: Barbara Walters interviews two young girls who suffer from the rapid-aging disorder called progeria on a special edition of the newsmagazine (10 p.m. ABC). The Day Before: Fashion designer Alexander Wang is featured (10 p.m. Sundance). Four Weddings: The reality series returns with a new round of nuptials (10 p.m. TLC)
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March 14, 1993
It seems corporate influence has once again won out over public interest. How can (Disney Chairman) Michael Eisner possibly name Anaheim's new National Hockey League team the Mighty Ducks? The only reason I can see for giving the team such a Mickey Mouse name is the free advertising it will give the movie (which, not surprisingly, is scheduled for video release in the near future). On the other hand, the reasons for dropping the name are plentiful. Logically, ducks fly south for the winter and are hunted.
March 14, 2010 |
Backing Into Forward A Memoir Jules Feiffer Nan A. Talese/Doubleday: 450 pp., $30 Whether newspapers live or die, the prognosis for the comic strip doesn't look promising. The extinction of the form not much more than a century after its birth would represent only a very minor tragedy too, given the rise of the graphic novel -- who would shed a tear for "Hägar the Horrible" in the age of "Fun Home" and "Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth"? -- except it would also mean we no longer live in a world with a berth reserved for the likes of Jules Feiffer.
January 7, 2014 |
Jon McNaught's “Dockwood” (Nobrow Press: unpaged, $19.95) is one of those books you could easily overlook. Gathering two short stories in comics form, it came out in England a year ago, but although McNaught won the Prix Révélation (for best newcomer) at the 2013 Angouleme International Comics Festival - an award previously won by Daniel Clowes , Art Spiegelman and Will Eisner - he's gotten no attention in the United States. Partly, that has to do with the British comics scene, which has had its issues crossing over, and partly with McNaught's publisher, which until recently was not particularly active here.