Nancy by Guy Gilchrist


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  1. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, almost 3 years ago

    This is reminiscent of the album covers of “American Stars ‘N’ Bars” by Neil Young, and “Dare To Be Stupid”, by Weird Al Yankovic, whose cover was an homage to Mr. Young’s cover….

  2. Jim Douglas

    Jim Douglas said, almost 3 years ago

    This seems to b going the same place Gasoline Alley went a month or so ago, they visited old cartoon characters……

  3. WSR

    WSR said, almost 3 years ago

    The Gumps, Captain America, G.I Joe..all classics here!

  4. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, almost 3 years ago

    They will land in the Land of the Lost.

  5. scpandich

    scpandich said, almost 3 years ago


    As long as it’s not the Will Ferrell version.

  6. AtomivDog

    AtomivDog said, almost 3 years ago

    Nice subtle Veteran’s Day references there in the second panel.

  7. kailua888

    kailua888 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    OONA! For years I had that image of the comic book with the giant’s feet in the cellar closet… I just recently made the Nancy/Oona connection. Love it!

  8. ReneTray

    ReneTray said, almost 3 years ago



  9. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, almost 3 years ago

    Weird storyline. Nancy isn’t really a weird strip. Lio could do this.

  10. GuiltyBystander

    GuiltyBystander said, almost 3 years ago

    I have to admit that when I decided to add all the “classic” strips to my favorites list a couple weeks ago, I didn’t have the highest expectations for this one. I remember reading Nancy as a kid in the 60’s and 70’s but it was never all that interesting back then.

    As it has turned out, this newer version of Nancy has been excellent. I don’t recall there ever being story arcs when Ernie Bushmiller was drawing it and Guy is far more creative and uses colors much more effectively. Kudos!

    And thank you, veterans.

  11. LucindaWyman_1

    LucindaWyman_1 said, almost 3 years ago

    Is Gilchrist going to take a vacation and we’re going to see some of the old Nancy strips with the Oona character?

  12. Wiseguy70005

    Wiseguy70005 said, almost 3 years ago


    Occasionally Bushmiller did indeed do story arcs. They usually lasted for one week. I recall one about something which I think was called “The Happening” a box with a crank or handle which when turned would cause something strange to “happen.” Every day something different happened.

  13. katina.cooper

    katina.cooper said, almost 3 years ago

    Oh, I hope they don’t land in Dilbert’s office.

  14. Guy Gilchrist

    Guy Gilchrist said, almost 3 years ago

    When the comic strip first started, Ernie did stories all the time. It was the style of the day. After the early fifties, Ernie went to a mostly gag-a-day format, as that, too, became the style of the day. I enjoy both formats. I will continue to do both from time to time. The conventional wisdom of the last two decades was to not have too many story lines, as readers may not have bought the paper a particular day, and so won’t understand what’s going on.The internet affords our readers, both traditional newspaper and online, the ability to go back weeks and weeks and catch up with the storyline these days, so, as I enjoy the occasional story, you get both!

  15. hphundt

    hphundt GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @Guy Gilchrist

    Careful with the “weeks and weeks”. Most of us don’t have time to cover that much. I’ve dropped tv shows when I couldn’t follow the action after a couple weeks vacation or business trip.

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