Nancy by Olivia Jaimes for April 09, 2018


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    blunebottle  8 months ago

    Wow…have we got a new artist???

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    coratelli  8 months ago

    Ernie Bushmiller style.

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    MJKesquire  8 months ago

    Why is Nancy putting salt on a piece of pie in the second panel??

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    richardjohnsonvp  8 months ago

    Wow…careful what you wish for with the new artist thing, huh? Come back, Guy! For that matter, come back Jerry Scott!

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    blunebottle  8 months ago

    Well…nice to see how many have chimed in already, at this early hour. Really shows what an enduring fan base there is for the strip.

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    mikatt1  8 months ago

    Who’s the strange woman?

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    Doctor Toon  8 months ago

    Is this permanent?If it is I may have to drop Nancy

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    Darryl Heine  8 months ago

    Day 1 of the new Nancy artist replacing Guy Gilchrist.

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    jrankin1959  8 months ago

    Well, let’s see where this goes…

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    MJ Premium Member 8 months ago

    Yeah, I’m with Rankin. This is only the first day. Let’s give it a chance. It’s hard to get used to something new sometimes. I’m hoping it’s that shock, rather than how bad it seems to be. And I sure hope that’s not the new Fritzi!

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    jrankin1959  8 months ago

    Remember Guy’s first efforts? And it turned out OK.

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    G B  8 months ago

    Don’t like it, looks like a third grader drew it.

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    FLW Premium Member 8 months ago

    I have followed Nancy for several years and t is refreshing to see a return to its original style and humor. Gilchrist took the strip in the wrong direction too far and for too long.

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    scpandich  8 months ago

    Wait, what? A new artist? Nancy lives?

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    Italian Princess  8 months ago

    Much better! Way to go, Olivia!

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    deanFROMdenver  8 months ago

    Wow! What an upgrade. Though to be honest, anything would have been better than the creepy Gilchrist version. I wouldn’t let that guy near my kids.

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    linwoodbragg  8 months ago

    Looks great, Congrats Olivia Jaimes.

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    maybeinthenextworld  8 months ago

    A triumph! A tip of the hat to Bushmiller and a fare thee well please don’t come back to Guy Gilchrist who promoted himself as much as he wrote the comic. I am getting a kick out of all the naysayers who can make ultimate judgments on a comic based on a single release. And for the buffoon who said this doesn’t look like Nancy may I say, “I am delighted that I am not you, for I should not like to be such a buffoon.”

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    WaitingMan  8 months ago

    I like it!

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    SMSM  8 months ago

    The Gilchrists did a wonderful beautiful loving job with Nancy and weren’t afraid to be politically incorrect and offend the enlightened and progressive bigots by putting a bit of religion and drawing a beautiful woman in Fritzi who was shown to be more beautiful on the inside than the outside

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    SMSM  8 months ago

    I hope the new artist continues the above mentioned heartfelt beauty and not afraid to be politically incorrect and offend a few men-hating Feminazis by portraying Fritzi in beautiful outside and inside manner – do the same with Phil Fumble as well

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    Sportymonk  8 months ago

    Hate the artwork, too simplistic. Story is not in line with Nancy. Hope this is a one time event.

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    Ignatz Premium Member 8 months ago

    I think that’s Fritzi, but I hope not.

    And the joke hardly seems to be a joke at all. Just the two meanings of the word “sweet.”

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    heligmyer  8 months ago

    April Fool’s was last week, guys!

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    heligmyer  8 months ago

    Hm…new creator, huh? Can’t say I care for the art style, but I’ll wait to see what the writing turns out like. Jerry Scott made the strip funny for the first time since I started reading it, and I was really disappointed to see Guy and Brad Gilchrist take over. After a while, though, I grew to appreciate their sweet, gentle approach.

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    Donaldo Premium Member 8 months ago

    Maybe Nancy will become an actual gag strip again and not just a vehicle for goofy messages and old music nostalgia

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    HSue917  8 months ago

    I don’t like the “new” one I like the old Nancy!

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    Thomas Scott Roberts creator 8 months ago

    Having been the new artist on an established strip myself, I experienced the ‘quick to judge and judge harshly’ syndrome. It’s not fun being under attack from know-it-alls. Let the new version run awhile. Editors do not judge based on one single strip, and neither should the readers.

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    dante.deangelo  8 months ago

    I hate to be the one cartoon and make a judgement, but I vastly prefer this to the old folksy dumbed down version.

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    r.u.gooworthy  8 months ago

    Ah, the comments section. Full of experts who’ve never produced a single creative thing in their lives. Let’s give her a chance before we bury her. I like it a lot.

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    ajr58  8 months ago

    This is permanent? Say it ain’t so.

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    This is Brice  8 months ago

    Much better! Mazel tov, Ms. James!

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    Karen345  8 months ago

    Way to go, Olivia. Girl power!

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    Russell Bedford  8 months ago

    As I know nothing about the new artist taking over for Ernie and his heirs, I am Reserving comment until I see her Fritzi Ritz artwork. If Fritzi still looks terrific in a swimsuit and Wonder-woman costume, I’m in Olivia.

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    Troy Premium Member 8 months ago

    I wonder what precipitated this change.

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    David Conway Premium Member 8 months ago

    I’ll give Jaime a chance – hard to base anything on one strip, but, boy, it sure doesn’t look promising from the first one. I sure hope that’s not Jaime’s version of Fritzi Ritz… With all the talented people out there, couldn’t they find someone who could draw like Bushmiller and carry on his vision? At least she isn’t Gilchrist – blech…

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    stonesouper  8 months ago

    Yay, Olivia!

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    richardjohnsonvp  8 months ago

    Too bad they couldn’t get Ivan Brunetti. His Nancy blows all others out of the water, save Bushmiller himself.

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    Armand Bastionairre  8 months ago

    I like that this looks much more like Bushmiller - who I loved — than Jerry Scot’s.

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    h.v.greenman  8 months ago

    Given that the new artist needs a certain number of strips (I believe the requirement is 20) on the spike before going to print, I will give Ms Jaimes a couple weeks to hit her stride. But I will say I do not care for her style on her premiere. Lack of perspective, background, and other details make the person in the foreground look like a graffiti sketch, and the constantly increasing number of mysteriously appearing items on Nancy’s table is distracting to say the least.

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    arianseren  8 months ago

    If this is the best artist Gilchrist could come up with as a replacement ick ick ick – Guy, please keep looking! I’m not an artist but I can draw better than this

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    Greasy Pores  8 months ago

    Wow! First time I’ve enjoyed a Nancy in a nano-age! Don’t listen to the know-nothings Olivia!

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    Brenda Osborn Premium Member 8 months ago

    I’ll give it few days, hope it gets better.

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    FLW Premium Member 8 months ago

    There seems to be some confusion regarding the woman in today’s strip. She is clearly NOT Aunt Fritzi and I suspect when Aunt Fritzi does appear she will look striking similar to the original created by EB. I also suspect she will not look anything like the Dog Patch resident appropriated by Gilchrist. This is definitely a turn for the better.

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    denis mclx  8 months ago

    A promising start.

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    jrankin1959  8 months ago

    Geez, at the rate this is going , Nancy will probably get more comments than Luann on a good day…

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    Michael W. Barr Premium Member 8 months ago

    An intriguing approach. I’ll give Ms. Jaimes a chance.

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    Mathew Walls Premium Member 8 months ago

    As far as first impressions go, this is a pretty great one. Looking forward to seeing more.

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    rabbitwarren  8 months ago

    excellent beginnings, Ms. Jaimes

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    Christopher Shea  8 months ago

    Good riddance to Gropey Guy and his gallons of glurge.

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    James Dawson  8 months ago

    I love this! So glad Guy Gilchrist is gone, replaced by someone with a more Bushmiller-esque art style and a very weird sense of humor. I’ve signed up to follow this version, can’t wait for more!

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    jhnnywalkr  8 months ago

    This is a good gag! I think Bushmiller would be very proud! I look forward to more!

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    Brian Carroll creator 8 months ago

    I, for one, am really looking forward to this.

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    InquireWithin  8 months ago

    Looks a bit like the old Bushmiller-era Nancy, with a touch of the same absurdism. I’ll give it a chance before forming an opinion.

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    jrankin1959  8 months ago

    Three Rocks Elementary’s first child nutrition specialist meets her greatest challenge…

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    DavidCampiti  8 months ago

    Glass House Graphics has over 200 artists on our professional roster, and any one of them could do better than this. :(

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    Georgia Dunn creator 8 months ago

    First woman writing Nancy in 85 years, and the last panel caught me so off guard I nearly spit my coffee. Immediate follow, I’m psyched! Hello, Olivia!!! More, please!

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    starcandles Premium Member 8 months ago

    Well, this is a shock! What happened to the beautiful artwork? Is this a spoof? Why the emphasis on salt & butter? Is this somebody new drawing the series? There is no beautiful background, detail or perspective in today’s strip. Why is Nancy sitting so far back? What is with the odd skin tones and basic line drawing? Who is the adult? If this is somebody new drawing the strip, are we going to get the old Nancy reruns to choose? Not a good first impression if somebody new is doing the strip.

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    WVWV  8 months ago

    Good luck, Olivia.

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    Paul Gundlach Premium Member 8 months ago

    I still miss Mark Lasky’s work, which was almost like Ernie’s himself.

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    frumpleorz  8 months ago

    It’s the first strip, so things could change, but this is fantastic. I haven’t laughed this hard at a Nancy strip in YEARS. I’m really looking forward to see what’s coming next!

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    Grover Premium Member 8 months ago

    This is clearly ironic.

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    Arthur Anderson Premium Member 8 months ago

    Dear Lord, what fresh Hell is This?

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    DHussell Premium Member 8 months ago

    Okay, I am in agreement of those who say, “Give it a chance”. Yes, the artwork is different, that is fine, of course it is going to take a little getting used too. That is always the way with change. With the comics shrinking in today’s paper, simplicity is key. I will admit, I did not find today’s comic funny, even a little strange, but hey, it’s the first day. I am hoping that there are better written stories to come. If the stories are better than this, it will trump over any drawing style. I say welcome, Olivia, hoping this works out.

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    countoftowergrove  8 months ago

    Could be worse. If you read Funky Winkerbean, then you know.

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    Scratchy18  8 months ago

    Good luck, Miss Olivia, I hope you do well and everyone should know it will take time for any new writer/artist to find their groove. I’m sure you’ll follow Mr. Bushmiller’s and Mr. Gischrist’s path very well in time, adding your own faith and morals to the course!

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    kaffekup   8 months ago

    I’m sorry, since this is the first strip, I would hope it would be the best, or really good at least.

    The art is bizarre, with yellow skin tones (which I noted in the samples) the joke is something unintelligible about Nancy being a glutton, and the comments are frequently rude and political. This strip drew 10-15 times the comments the old one did, mostly unknown.

    So I think I’ll save the few minutes I used to take to read and comment here, and leave you all to insult me. Have a nice day.

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    Max Starman Jones  8 months ago

    I have seen the whole gamut of comments here: positive, negative, angry, happy, bitter, excited.

    But I think I’m the only one to say this: “I don’t get it.”

    Maybe I’m dense, but I need an explanation about what is so funny about some off-panel cornbread.

    But I will keep following the comic. As many have said, “Give her a chance.”

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    ComicsInMyPants Premium Member 8 months ago

    All I can say is I sure hope that’s not Aunt Fritzi talking.

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    brklnbern  8 months ago

    Lousy artwork.

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    Kip W  8 months ago

    I hope every future strip is like this one, with Nancy doing something banal off in the distance while some anonymous character talks about her. I’m torn between thinking it should be the same one every day, or never the same one twice.

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    Jesy Bertz  8 months ago

    As of this moment, 52 readers “love” this comic, but new artist aside, I don’t get the joke. It is a CIDU for sure. What am I missing?

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    Wilbur Floppenheimer  8 months ago

    This rekindles my hope for a rebooting of that long lost classic, “Smity”. Wonder what that rascally, silent, light bulb headed scamp is up to now.

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    Davy Jones Premium Member 8 months ago

    Good luck Olivia! Looking forward to seeing where you take these iconic characters!!!!!

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    knisabre  8 months ago

    Interesting. This comic is NEVER funny. I like the new “humor” direction, at least so far.

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    rgcviper  8 months ago

    Indeed, quite a big day for “Nancy”. I’ll give the new artist a week or so before I make any judgments, but we’re off to an interesting start.

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    Teto85 Premium Member 8 months ago

    This looks like it could be lots of fun. Welcome.

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    Vbartilucci  8 months ago

    Starting with a fat joke? Inauspicious.

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    TWAdair  8 months ago

    I’ll give it six weeks before making a judgement.

    Meanwhile… this feels like one of the fake comic strips in “Tom the Dancing Bug”.

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    Larry Williams Premium Member 8 months ago

    I’ve had enough, see you at the other end. Bye bye…

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    oliviawhen  8 months ago

    Hysterical. The first time this series has genuinely made me grin.

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    tedfrost007  8 months ago

    This is pretty funny. The style is minimalist & looks like an homage to the older eras. & everyone upset about a new artist just makes this even more hilarious. The person watching Nancy eat has assumptions about her and Nancy doesn’t follow that archetype exactly, she’s just having fun. Go in on that cornbread Nancy.

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    susanpresley  8 months ago

    This is fantastic! After decades of ignoring it, I can finally start reading this comic again!

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    pseudo310  8 months ago

    I love this. The slowly growing pile of food in front of Nancy cracks me up.

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    DanielTaylor  8 months ago

    This is very funny, I enjoyed this.

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    buckycop  7 months ago

    Bring back Nancy and lose her substitute.

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    LochNessMonster  7 months ago

    I absolutely love the new style

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