Nancy by Guy Gilchrist


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  1. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, over 3 years ago

    If I could title this, or make it a song, it’d be Long Distance Love, Long, Distant Love, or Love From Far Away….or something like that….

  2. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, over 3 years ago

    When I read, I imagine Sluggo’s voice as being juuuuust slightly south of Froggy’s voice (from Little Rascals), but not quite…. a lot less raspy, but still just a little reminiscent of that.

  3. blunebottle

    blunebottle said, over 3 years ago


    hey, I remember Froggy. Neat connection.

  4. Potrzebie

    Potrzebie said, over 3 years ago

    Guy, the collected strips will sell like hotcakes!!!! When do youplan on publishing them?

  5. porkerroy

    porkerroy said, over 3 years ago

    Guy, are you a Vietnam Vet?

  6. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, over 3 years ago

    These days, it seems that we all in one way or another are losing the balance between imagination and the “realities” we see every day (quotations on the word realities, just to make a point…)…. there’s way too many stories of P.C., and negative and depressing news these days…. trying to force everything into a mold…
    a story is a STORY for a reason…. plant seeds of hope…. get refreshment from the depression out there….. Do wabbits really talk? do frogs and pigs and bears dream of all kinds of adventures, and befriend blue “wierdos” who someday venture into show biz? What about starships with holodecks and transporters, or secret agents with shoephones and catchphrases, or vita-veeta-veggi-vita…vita-veet—? Who’s “the Walrus”? Or does a “real” Batman go out and catch the bad guy in vigilante ways that skirt the law? Think of every tv show, every SONG, even that movie we just saw…. do ALL of the things that happen in them, happen in real life?
    There’s a line between:
    1. the outside world/reality and
    2. fiction

    - if we know it, we should rest assured of that divide, and just
    enjoy the story…. maybe in real life some of those things could happen, maybe some things seem like they should happen,or maybe some of those things that happen in stories, we feel shouldn’t happen… but why do we even read Nancy, or any comic? Guy and all those before him who brought us Nancy, and many talented writers and artists of other strips past and present provide us with the fruits of their talents and hard work: amusement, refreshment, and a breath of change…..

  7. alleyoops

    alleyoops GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Most ’Nam vets are in their 70s & 80s, too old to be driving the big rigs every day.

  8. Crandlemire

    Crandlemire said, over 3 years ago


    Not exactly, I know plenty of friends who are Viet Nam Vets and they are in their 60’s. The war ended in 1975 so actually someone could be 56 and have been in Nam!

  9. IGoPogo4

    IGoPogo4 said, over 3 years ago

    I’ve heard it said that friends are the family we choose.

    From your comments it seems you are quite a compassionate soul and care deeply about those in need.

    I share those views, however in my experience the government is not always the best possible solution to ensure a child’s welfare.

  10. overtherainbow

    overtherainbow said, over 3 years ago

    My guy is a Nam vet and he’s 62.

  11. billdi

    billdi GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    too much talk; too much explanation; too much backtracking and making all this up on the fly…

  12. TArbiter

    TArbiter said, over 3 years ago

    The government. Now there’s a perfect way to foul up the situation. The “government” would put Sluggo back in an orphanage, from which he would promptly run away.

  13. Colonel Claus

    Colonel Claus said, over 3 years ago

    The story noted that Fritzi and others agreed not to say anything to child Services. The guvmint waits for a report. no repor, no action.
    Enjoy the ride.
    BTW, I’m 60. Got several friends who are Vietnam Vets. Big bro would have been 67 is still alive and he was a trucker.
    Les & More are 50-60 something truckers.
    Would take that long to grow the beards.
    Guy I am enjoying this!

  14. Colonel Claus

    Colonel Claus said, over 3 years ago

    And May I add that a comic is in a “alternate reality” Perhaps Vietnam disnt end until 1985.

  15. komikisimo

    komikisimo GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    This strip illustrates well that It Takes a Village to raise a child.

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