May 30, 1994 |
When James O'Barr started writing an arty black-and-white comic book called "The Crow" to help him deal with a personal tragedy, he never thought it would attract a wide audience--let alone be turned into a movie that looks like an early summer favorite. And though mentions of comic books might bring to mind images of flamboyant super-heroics, O'Barr's story about a rock guitarist who rises from the dead to seek revenge on his and his fiancee's murderers gives the film a grim, gothic look.
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.
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)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
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. . . .
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.
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."