What began as a traditional cartoonist's gag (turning in a half-baked "I'm taking the day off" Labor Day strip) quickly became an Internet sensation with this September 3 edition of Nancy:
The strip's first panel, with Nancy riding a hoverboard, carrying a smartphone and a portable music player, and uttering, "Sluggo is lit," quickly captured the fertile imagination of the Twitterverse.
#SluggoIsLit is now a trending hashtag and meme. Fans have photoshopped "SluggoIsLit" into various images that include Batman comics and Steven Crowder's "Change My Mind sign."There are even #SluggoIsLit T-shirts for sale. Nancy creator Olivia Jaimes has been forced to acknowledge the origins of #SluggoIsLit in a bombshell GoComics audio interview.
Here's just a sampling of our favorite #SluggoIsLit tweets from the past few days:
The "Sluggo is Lit" word balloon inspires many questions. Will Olivia Jaimes provide more context in a future strip, as she implied on Sept. 3? What does "Sluggo is Lit" mean, anyway? Is Nancy's pal friend showing off at a party? He's far too young to be mildly intoxicated, another popular meaning for the term that dates back to the 1940s.
Be sure to check back with Nancy regularly for answers to these questions and others, like why is Aunt Fritzi only wearing snowsuits from now on?
Also, check out GoComics Store for the new Nancy enamel pin. Supplies are limited!