Nancy is an American comic striporiginally written and drawn by Ernie Bushmiller and distributed by United Feature Syndicate. The strip was originally called Fritzi Ritzbut over several years, the focus changed from ditzy Fritzi to her niece Nancy, who got her own Sunday topper strip starting October 3, The character of Nancy, a precocious eight-year-old, first appeared in the strip Fritzi Ritz about the airheaded flapper title character.
All images via Andrews McMeel Syndication. Not sure if you guys heard, but Nancy is, for the first time since the Eisenhower administration, actually good. The long-running newspaper stripfeaturing the misadventures of the eponymous little girl and her delinquent pal Sluggo, has found new life under Olivia Jaimes, the pseudonym for the first female cartoonist to write and draw the daily comic in its 80 year history.
Nancy is a long-running Newspaper Comic strip originally created by Ernie Bushmiller. The strip centers on a precocious 8-year old girl, her Aunt Fritzi, and her best friend Sluggo. The character first appeared in in Fritzi Ritza strip that had been created in by Larry Whittington Bushmiller took over in
Then came Olivia Jaimes. Virtually nothing is known about Jaimes, so it came as a surprise when she agreed to an extended, unmediated phone interview. I read newspaper strips, so she was kind of in the air I was breathing.
Since then James has really set the Nancy loving world reeling with her references to everyday objects such as earbuds and social media sharing. But people everywhere are beginning to notice. Industry icon Ryan North was perhaps the first to anoint the new Nancy.
In a few minutes, she would emerge to greet a crowd of admirers as the closing act of the Cartoon Crossroads Columbus comic convention, her first and only public appearance to date. The public knows nothing about her life or background. She even refuses to answer questions about her pseudonymity.
In the first panel, the skin of the small girl with the spiky football helmet hair is crosshatched in shadow except for one untanned square smack in the center of her face. In the next panel, she lies on the ground outdoors, her cell phone extended above her head between her and the sun, her fingers holding up a peace sign. The comic plays like a meme: short, sweet, and endlessly relevant.
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Big news in the typically moribund world of the newspaper funny pages this week, as fans old and new descend into shockingly heated arguments about pseudonymous writer and artist Olivia Jaimes and her recent takeover of long-running comic strip Nancy. The news comes—. With the little girl and her hat-wearing pal, Sluggo?