Nancy by Guy Gilchrist


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  1. 23035387

    23035387 said, over 3 years ago

    hey its the nancy sisters

  2. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 3 years ago

    We’re experiencing a “comic-time/universe-shift” here. Fritzi herself was around in W.W. II

  3. Estrelita Phillips

    Estrelita Phillips said, over 3 years ago

    Since Fritzi, Phil and Nancy were actually contemporaries of the Andrews Sisters, there is a pretty good chance that, once upon a time, the actual Andrews sisters followed the adventures of Fritzi and Nancy in their local newspapers! I remember one of the Fritzi comics from January of 1941 (When the Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy was popular) which featured Fritzi and Phil getting ready to go to a show. While Phil waited and fumed, Fritzi decided that the dress she was wearing didn’t go with the necklace she wanted to wear. So she changed her dress – but, then, decided that she didn’t like the necklace. So she changed clothes again. Finally, after several changes, Fritzi and Phil headed out for the show and they were WALKING! As they walked along, someone who knew Phil said Hi – and Phil waved back. So, when they finally arrived at the show, the show was getting ready to start and Fritzi complained that they were late because Phil had stopped to speak to his friend on the street! By 1943, Fritzi was all aglow because one of her gentleman friends had gone into “war work.” Phil told Fritzi that he tried to join the Marines, but he was an inch too short. So Fritzi put her foot down and told Phil NOT to call her until he had found SOME sort of “war work” to do. So a few days later, Phil called Fritzi and told her that he was going to school to learn welding. So Fritzi was pretty pleased about Phil’s new job and decided to WALK over to the welding school to surprise Phil at lunch. Fritzi was pretty miffed when she finally arrived at the welding school – and discovered that all of the rest of Phil’s classmates were curvaceous females! !

  4. blunebottle

    blunebottle said, over 3 years ago

    @Estrelita Phillips

    “…all of the rest of Phil’s classmates were curvaceous females! !”

    Yes, that would have been par for the course for many of Phil’s appearances back in the old days. Always the wandering eye. Keep a close watch on him, Fritzi and guard your heart!

  5. Amber Thompson

    Amber Thompson said, over 3 years ago

    Patty Andrews, the last sister, recently died.

  6. Estrelita Phillips

    Estrelita Phillips said, over 3 years ago


    I like the old World War II comics because they show people doing stuff like walking instead of riding everywhere in cars – most likely because gas was rationed! I have kind of wondered if the reason why Phil was always drawn as a short guy was because being too short would have kept him out of military service and left him at home to keep all of the lovely ladies company.

    I guess Patty Andrews, the last of the Andrews sisters just passed away in January of 2013. She was somewhere in the vicinity of 95 years old.

    Would be great if some comic historian could find out whether or not the Andrews sisters had ever been mentioned in any of the Fritzi, Nancy, Sluggo or Phil comics. I seem to recall that, at one time, each of them had their own separate comic, and they had as many as eight panels to get their jokes across. Guy really would be busy if he was trying to produce eight panels per day for Fritz, another 8 for Nancy, another 8 for Sluggo and another 8 for Phil!

    My theory is that one of the reasons why newspapers keep going out of business because they have failed to have respect for their comic pages.

  7. leeinolathe

    leeinolathe said, over 3 years ago

    Fritzi even looks perfect when she gets up in the morning!

  8. W Ash

    W Ash said, over 3 years ago

    @ Guy – Thank you for a great (and typical of you) tribute piece to musical legends of a by gone era. Well done, sir!

  9. ReneTray

    ReneTray said, over 3 years ago

    @Amber Thompson


  10. Potrzebie

    Potrzebie said, over 3 years ago

    @Estrelita Phillips

    There are stories of those curvaceous females earning a little extra dough on the side in production facilites after hours with Johns.

  11. ReneTray

    ReneTray said, over 3 years ago


  12. IGoPogo4

    IGoPogo4 said, over 3 years ago

    Guy, you’ve done it again. A great tribute to the passing of the last of an iconic American vocal group.

  13. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 3 years ago

    @Estrelita Phillips

    Thank goodness Phil’s taller now.

  14. brklnbern

    brklnbern said, over 3 years ago

    Other wonderful Andrews songs were their two duets with Al Jolson on Way Down Yonder in New Orleans and The Old Piano Roll Blues, plus their comic turn on the Jolson classic Sonny Boy. Also, In Apple Blossom Time, the Beer Barrel Polka, Hold Tight-Hold Tight, Shortenin’ Bread, The Pennsylvania Polka, Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree, I Can Dream Can’t I ? and Beat Me Daddy Eight to the Bar. Interesting, though they were not of that heritage, their first two hits were on Joseph, Joseph and Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen, two songs from the Yiddish theater that were given English lyrics. Bei Mir hit number one on the charts.

  15. William

    William GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Thank you Guy for that tribute, I remember dancing to some of thoes songs when my baby sitter wanted to practice dancing

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