Tag: Animation and comics

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Entertainment

Comics lovers will be drawn to Ohio museum

This Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 photo shows a comic titled “Pogo” by Walt Kelly at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) by Mitch StacyAssociated Press Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — There is a place where Snoopy frolics carefree with the scandalous Yellow Kid, where Pogo the possum philosophizes alongside Calvin and Hobbes. It’s a place where Beetle Bailey loafs with Garfield the cat, while Krazy Kat takes another brick to the noggin, and brooding heroes battle dark forces on the pages of fat graphic novels. That doesn’t even begin to describe everything that’s going on behind the walls of the new Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum on the Ohio State University campus, opening to the public Saturday.

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People

Marcia Wallace dies, voice of ‘Simpsons’ Krabappel

This Sept. 5, 2007 file photo shows Marcia Wallace during TV Land’s 35th anniversary tribute to “The Bob Newhart Show” in Beverly Hills, Calif. Wallace, who played a receptionist on the show, and the voice of Edna Krabappel on “The Simpsons,” died Saturday Oct. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, file) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marcia Wallace, the voice of scoffing schoolteacher Edna Krabappel on “The Simpsons,” whose wise-cracking characters on “The Bob Newhart Show” and other prime-time hits endeared her to generations of TV viewers, has died.

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Sports

Hulkamania still running wild after 3 decades

In this April 3, 2005, file photo, Hulk Hogan fires up the crowd between matches during WrestleMania 21 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File) by Dan GelstonAP Sports Writer Even at 60, Hulk Hogan wants to win one more time in the ring. For a generation of Hulkamaniacs, his return to wrestling is certainly more appetizing than Hogan’s latest foray into pop culture: His parody of Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” video, that features the former champ swinging on a ball in his red-and-yellow shirt, bandanna, feathered boa, boots — and a black thong that puts a sports entertainment twist on cheeky humor. Hogan laughs, looks at the camera, and simply says, “Brother!”

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Entertainment

Superheroes rule but comics fight for respect

PITTSBURGH (AP) — He towers over the land, his muscles rippling and blond mane blowing in a windstorm of his own making. Wielding his trusty magical hammer, he crushes villains as easily as he romances beautiful women. Thor, epic god of thunder, was inspired by Norse mythology. But his modern, movie-star incarnation was born on the pulpy, hand-drawn pages of 1960s comic books.