Why do I miss the another Nancy? Well, I give her a chance to the new.
Nancy Goes Milliennial. :P
“Good ol’ Nancy”
I hope to see Phil and Fritzi soon.
So far one of three strips have been funny. Trying to give it a chance. Hope it improves quickly.
What she doesn’t realize is that a lot of the other kids don’t have aunt Fritzi and Phil to look after them.
It’s getting a little weird – with these off-to-the-side commenters. If the artist is picking up the Nancy strip, then can we pick it up a little, instead of the asides and comments about the main character?
Or, is a re-boot in progress and this is now some avant-garde, trippy strip a la “Zippy the Pinhead”?
After 80+ years, Nancy lets her true feelings out?
hate the “new” Nancy!
Recall last week’s arc. Look at this week’s strips. The sense of community has been replaced by one of isolation. Even if there are two characters together, they are “wired”; in essence still alone. If this is millennial humor, I’m glad I’m a boomer. Bum knees and all…
There is definitely a new Nancy in town. The saccharine story lines and over-rendered panels are gone and the daily gags in a simple drawing style are back—just like Ernie did.
Sorry if this is the Nancy of the future I’m outta here.
Think each day they are worst than the day before… bring the Nancy we love back!
I like it so far. The previous Nancy was so sweet it made my teeth hurt.
Someone remind me to check back in 6 months or so to see if this strip has decided to get funny. In the mean time I am out of here
Look! A new floaty head! This one got used as a hood ornament on an old Buick V8 roadster with blue pinstripes. Or did someone decapitate it and place it on the precarious edge of a tall beanbag in the foreground? Exciting. Props for the slightly darker hand in the second panel: a gentle nod to the claymation of Rankin-Bass from the mid-60s.
The talking heads add a new dimension to the strip. They provide narration and a set-up for the punch line.
New artist! I loved Guy’s stuff. But looking forward to the new perspective. Olivia – good start!
ok, three strips and three strangers commenting on Nancy. This is getting a bit weird
How is the floating head able to tell Nancy is thinking of others, and yet unable to discern the exact nature of her thoughts? A nearsighted mindreader?
A changeover with no continuity from the previous version is always jarring. I tried to explore that idea when I did a fake “History of Working Daze” back around 2012. John took a few Sundays off, while I explored the question: “What if this strip had been running for a hundred years, with abrupt changes in style as new creators took over and took it different ways?” I wrote and drew it in a series of contrasting styles that probably would have had readers up in arms if they had actually happened.
The change here in NANCY gives us a real world chance to answer the question. Readers are divided already. Guy’s a friend and a good guy, but I want to see where this is going.
I’ve read ahead a few weeks. Privilege of being a moderator. ;)
Give it some time. I think a lot of people are going to like it.
yeahnancy everyone wants to becool
Three days now with new “Nancy” and the artist is starting to lose me already.
what happenedto guy gil crest
Olivia, you are a god-send!
Bring back “Nancy” reruns from the start. Those would be better than the new strip started this week.
Doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere. Colors are drab, and the “plot” so far is pretty lame. Try the Nancy Classics, they are dated but still funny.
This is a horribly ugly strip and a seriously deranged way of doing it. Should have let it END with the finale to Gilchrist’s term. YUCK! If what I read is true, the artist/writer is not even using a real name! (out of shame?) Can anyone confirm that?
Do NOT like the new Nancy!
I like the weird humor and the Bushmiller-esque art of the new “Nancy.” It’s the first strip I read every day now!
The format of the disembodied head commenting on Nancy with the surprised reveal is getting tiresome. For example, today’s could start with Nancy’s thought balloon: " I should be thinking of other people instead of myself." The follow-up panel could be the same. The trouble with the present format is that there’s no reason for the woman in the left hand panel to assume that Nancy is thinking about other people. The artist’s style reminds me of Tom Fonder who draws Business Cat, which is becoming somewhat demented.
I’ll give it a week, week and a half at most, to see if this new Nancy will grow on me. So far I am not impressed. I am finding no humor in it, nor are there any moral-centric plots. I liked that about Gilchrist’s Nancy. Right now I am finding it trite and boring.
The new Nancy has the sensibility of the “Angry Little Girls” strip (which I also like). Definitely a departure from every other version of the strip.
I understand the controversy. The previous version of Nancy favored nostalgia over everything else. Olivia’s version is a modern take on the character. The two appeal to completely different groups. I, for example, didn’t read the old version because it seemed too saccharine. I only added Nancy back to my list of comics when Olivia took over because it’s much more to my taste. Keep it up, Olivia.
Dropping this version of ‘Nancy’ today. I don’t see the potential in this version and I will just check back now and then. Too drab and unfunny!!
Today’s “Nancy” is actually much more in line with the Bushmiller strips. Back to the basics? I like it.
And now I have my outstanding criticism of Ms. Jaimes’ rendition of Nancy. All previous incarnations showed a sweet little girl with a slightly a skewed vision of the world around her. This Nancy feels dry, cynical, with the emotional range of cardboard. She is this generation’s ‘Daria’. Oh my god, that’s it. After over 50 years, Olivia Jaimes has decided to finally age Nancy into a (shudder) pre-teen girl.
I understand art evolves, grows, and changes. I also know art is very subjective. However, with that being said, so far I find myself not enjoying this ‘new’ Nancy. I do miss Gilchrist’s “Nancy”. I loved the colors and the sweetness in today’s not-so-sweet world. (yes, I have reached that age). I do like snarky humor but I also find it sad that this is what this strip has been reduced to. Best of luck to the new artist though.
You must be reading her mind.
So far, I’m digging it! It seems fairly obvious to me that the new author is using these anonymous observers to help establish the tone and context of this version of the Nancy universe. What we’ve seen so far is very much in line with Bushmiller’s Nancy, who was driven by greed and envy just as much as she was driven by compassion or friendship — if not moreso. But it also feels true to Jaimes’ own unique sensibilities.
These floating heads don’t look like they should be in the Nancyverse.
I’m not sure it was a good idea to run three strips right in a row where a person is commenting on Nancy. Makes it seem like the same joke. Hopefully, we’ll get some different takes to mix it up.
Don’t like this version of Nancy, what happened to Guy Gilchrist’s version ? I liked the original version better.
In trying to create a color style of its own, somebody has declared that it be nothing more than continual variations of three week old pea soup.
I cannot get past the Cyrano typecast noses. Bushmiller was a minimalist, but when a gun was drawn it looked like a gun. And a drawn character may have looked funny, but realistically funny.
Every line shown looks too exact. A result of computer generation?
Colorist error to Nancy’s right hand in second panel?
September 24, 2018