Girl: Hi! I'm OONA GOOSEPIMPLE! I just moved into the old dark house down the street!
Nancy: YOU'RE WALKING UPSIDE-DOWN!
Girl: No! YOU ARE!
August 01, 2018
June 28, 2018
Well that’s something new, Guy! Oona Goosepimple indeed! I think we’re all going to remember her introduction to this strip as a major event to Nancy!!Can’t wait to meet her family!Hey, how come her hair and skirt don’t fall down?
Oona is a strange visitor, not from another planet, but from the comic book version of “Nancy”.
Uncle Eek is a powerful magician, but he is about the size of a mouse because he is under a spell. I forget if I ever saw her granny, or if she was an offstage character.
Don’t remember this from the past…getting old!
Yeah, kinda’ like Wednesday Addams… except she’s smiling.
Now I remember her! So she’s from the 50’s? It seems that EB borrowed her from the Addams Family. I wonder if her family are also copies of the Addams?
About the time Phil turned up I did a search on the long history of the “Nancy” strip and Oona was one of the past characters I stumbled on. Between introducing Sluggo’s uncles and reintroducing Phil and now Oona, Guy is doing a great job here. Can’t wait to see who turns up next.
I have had many requests….hundreds for her over the years…and finally broke down and brought her back! It doesn’t matter if you ever heard of her before. No previous knowledge of Oona is necessary to follow along today! I hope you welcome, Oona….and her family to the new (rebooted) Nancy Universe!
Well today IS Wednesday.
Shades of Rip Haywire. They drove each other crazy trying to figure out which one was upside down.
Is Oona still living with Granny? As does Granny still ride a unicycle and carry a honking goose as its horn?
About ten years ago, when I was running a comics Q&A website, I got the following Q, and gave the following A:
Q:This question has needled my brain for a few years. Hope you can help! In the old “Little Lulu” comic books – or a comic series much like “Lulu,” perhaps “Audrey” or “Dot” – was an occasional supporting character with the odd name of “Oona Goosebumps” (Una Goosebumps? Uma?). I recall her as a Goth-looking little girl living with her eerie, Addams-like family in a haunted mansion on the outskirts of Lulu’s neighborhood. It was always Halloween around that mansion; Oona’s giant uncle lived in the cellar, lengthwise in a sort of longhall because of his height (if you wanted to talk to him, you had to run from door to door until you could find his head). Now the most eerie thing about Oona’s digs haunted my childhood nightmares: the alternate dimension behind the fireplace. If a visitor pushed or fell against the bricks just so, a door swung open and he tumbled into a sort of gray, cloud-filled world. The dwellers here were irascible gray little men; when annoyed, they exhaled an opaque cloud of smoke around your head which would hung there permanently, blinding you, so you could never find the portal back to the normal reality. It was a sort of whimsical horror, and fairly sophisticated for that genre of comics. Am I remembering it correctly? Can you fill in details? And where on the Web can I revisit Oona’s haunted mansion?
A:It was not in “Little Lulu,” but in the “Nancy” comic books by John Stanley that Oona Goosepimple appeared (see http://www.toonopedia.com/nancy.htm). There was an article about Oona in issue #7 of Hogan’s Alley magazine (http://www.hoganmag.com) a couple of years ago. There may be back issues of the magazine available from their website, or on E-bay, or at your local comic book shop.
Response:Thank you, Bob! This was like a revelation. Oona Goosepimple, of course. In Nancy. Hmmm, and so Ernie Bushmiller wasn’t the only artist behind that strip. I remember the dimensional gateway quite well, easily the most nightmarish aspect of the Oona plot-thread. I’d be glad to get more information about Nancy’s little goth-girl friend when you find it. But now I can do some research of my own.
Oona reminds me of the Iggy & Annie characters from the Little Lulu comic books.
oona’s first appearance
Oona has never appeared in the daily strip before, has she? I remember her only from the John Stanley comic books.
So, if Oona is in her own gravity field, why is her voice right-side up? ;-)
Nobody has posted this one yet – it’s a real gem:http://pappysgoldenage.blogspot.com/2008/03/number-269-oona-goosepimple-and-yo-yo.html
September 24, 2018