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.
January 30, 2011 |
Vietnamerica A Family's Journey GB Tran Villard: 179 pp., $30 Where does memory end and myth begin? GB Tran's graphic novel "Vietnamerica: A Family's Journey" occupies the messy middle ground of that question. Born in 1976 in South Carolina, Tran was separated by time and geography from his family's Vietnamese roots His parents left Vietnam with their two older children three days before the fall of Saigon in 1975: Their American-born son is literally a man between cultures, with no experience of what his parents and siblings left behind.
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 21, 1997
Random House said it will publish a long-anticipated autobiography by Walt Disney Co. Chairman Michael Eisner, probably in October. The book, which Eisner, who has been collaborating with writer Tony Schwartz for about four years, is expected to cover his views of the entertainment business and his tenure at Disney since he was hired to turn the company around in 1984.
July 13, 2010 |
Here's a phrase you don't often hear in regard to Harvey Pekar: role model. And yet, it seems an apt description of the iconoclastic comics genius, who was found dead early Monday at age 70 in his Cleveland Heights, Ohio, home. Think about it — a longtime VA hospital file clerk with no ability to draw, Pekar essentially reinvented himself, in his 30s, as the creator of "American Splendor," perhaps the greatest of all the underground comics. It is difficult to imagine the subsequent history of the form without its influence.
November 24, 2005
Acknowledging the "subjective" in Geoff Boucher's "highly subjective guide to some of the best graphic novels" does not erase my concern that Boucher's article ["Serious About Comics," Nov. 17], and the exhibition that inspired his article, treat women cartoonists as a side note. In the late 1980s, I began to notice that most newspapers, including The Times, published only two comics by women -- the same two comics, out of a total of 36, that appear in today's Times: Lynn Johnston's "For Better or For Worse" and Cathy Guisewite's "Cathy."