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.
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.
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."
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.
December 20, 1992
I want to answer James Flanigan's question of what's wrong with Michael Eisner's $197-million reward for his work at Disney in his column "Who Cheers Eisner's Payout? Disney Shareholders" (Dec. 6). Giving Eisner this vast amount was wrong because it was probably unnecessary and because it is not the most socially beneficial use of the money. Although we do not know how Eisner's contract negotiations proceeded in 1984, it is reasonable to suppose that others--and probably even Eisner himself--could possibly have been induced to do the job for less.