Nancy by Olivia Jaimes for April 12, 2018

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    Argythree  about 6 years ago

    This is the first time I can remember ever seeing Nancy and Sluggo with ‘smartphones’…

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    some idiot from R'lyeh Premium Member about 6 years ago

    The punchline felt a little forced in this one. Still, it’s the best Nancy’s been in almost a quarter of a century, and I think we can allow a slight misstep on Day Three.

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    Mathew Walls Premium Member about 6 years ago

    It’s weird, I’m reading Nancy and I get this weird expression on my face where the corners of my mouth turn upward? Also sometimes I make this involuntary noise like a sort of “hehehe”? Is this normal? I read Gilchrist’s Nancy for years and it never happened once, now it seems to happen every day. I think there’s something wrong with me.

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    sheilag  about 6 years ago

    Not sure who the colorist is, but these two look like they are in need of an organ transplant or something. They look positively ill! :)

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    Major Matt Mason Premium Member about 6 years ago

    The answer, of course, is “Cornbread”.

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    EOCostello  about 6 years ago

    Slightly better; no interference from an “Our Town” like narrator. Nancy, though, doesn’t come across as very well. Still, I suppose, chalk it up to child-like dreams.

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    katina.cooper  about 6 years ago

    Sluggo has no ambition? He could always go into politics. Wonder if Fritzi and Phil will look the same?

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    jrankin1959  about 6 years ago

    Because that’s his schtick – geez, you two have been together how long?

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    Auntie Socialist  about 6 years ago

    If you’re going to go back to the original drawing style, you should probably also go back to the original type of humor instead of the current overtly hypocritical humor trend. Another caution: that type of humor has a very short shelf life.

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    John Premium Member about 6 years ago

    What’s with the new art work – Ugh!

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    FLW  about 6 years ago

    Finally Nancy no longer looks like a Muppet Baby—and yeah, she’s funny too.

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    Ignatz Premium Member about 6 years ago

    This one is weird because there seems to be no joke at all. Sluggo has no ambition? Who knew?

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    maybeinthenextworld  about 6 years ago

    All my Gilchristian nightmares are fading on a daily basis.

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    Italian Princess  about 6 years ago

    The criticisms of the skin color come off as a bit racist. Not everyone is pink and pale.

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    rickmac1937 Premium Member about 6 years ago

    don,t like at all

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    MJ Premium Member about 6 years ago

    Sluggo’s financial situation seems to have improved. Not only does he have his own phone, but he now owns one of those shirts that switch from stripes to solids every few seconds!

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    lambert2015  about 6 years ago

    Gilchrist’s Nancy was better. I am still reading but starting to really dislike the current Nancy..hoping for a change of heart.

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    JimmiComics  about 6 years ago

    I like it! (And I liked Gil’s work too.)

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    Malcolm Hall  about 6 years ago

    I liked this one. The old Nancy was infantile.

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    lager.lager.lager  about 6 years ago

    Four for four for upgrading from the banalities and cornball sweetness of the last artist

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    Ed The Red Premium Member about 6 years ago

    For those who preferred the old Nancy, GoComics also offers Nancy Claasics. There is a “new” nostalgic comic every day.

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    Leslie B.  about 6 years ago

    They just gave blood and were propped up against the tree until they recover as the bloodmobile trundled off. Or maybe the disembodied head is a vampire and it was through feeding for the week, leaving them to their compact mirrors for self gratification or awaiting signs that they became vampires.

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    Comicsexpert  about 6 years ago

    As a comics expert, I can make the declaration that we’re seeing a new take on an old classic and I welcome it. There are hints of Bushmiller, but our young Olivia is making Nancy her own.

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    Kip W  about 6 years ago

    Maybe it’s time to put Bushmiller out of our minds. He’s not coming back, nor is the guy he replaced on Fritzi Ritz.

    Is this a strip I’d read if it didn’t have this title? I’m not sure, actually, and the uncertainty is probably a point in its favor. Still, I’m trying to stop comparing it with You-Know-Who’s work.

    “But Ernie didn’t go in for thought balloons…” STOP.

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    terrencestamp90346  about 6 years ago

    New artist? What in tarnation! Bring back Brad Gilchrist. He knew the important things: the US and A, our military, country music, God, the irrepressible energy of children, a shotgun marriage that came out of nowhere, how two truck drivers with very long beards who spent months on the road always make the best the foster parents and name dropping celebrities who died that no one had ever heard of. Bring ’em back, ya hear!?

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    mizdurble  about 6 years ago

    Insipid drawing and uninspired writing.

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    cpietran Premium Member about 6 years ago

    Lame art and dumb jokes. Still, no Mystery Head poking in to make strange comments. I give this a 1.3 out of 10.

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    bluegirl285  about 6 years ago

    Not sure how I feel about this new Nancy. It strikes me as a parody rather than a continuation of the actual comic by a different artist.

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    blunebottle  about 6 years ago

    Whatever your position on the new/old/whatever Nancy style, this is the first time EVER that I can remember 87 comments on a Nancy strip!

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    MichaelDuncan  about 6 years ago

    Bring back the other drawing style. I don’t like this new look.

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    richardjohnsonvp  about 6 years ago

    This one…is pretty good, honestly. Much better without the weird talking heads!

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    Jefano Premium Member about 6 years ago

    I still find the art a bit offputting, but this is two days in a row of sharp writing.

    I’m not sure I’m won over, but my trial period is definitely extended.

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    InquireWithin  about 6 years ago

    Well, at least they aren’t having “sleepy deepy thoughts” or whatever that pablum was called…

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    InquireWithin  about 6 years ago

    I’m sorry, but I thought this one was pretty funny with its understated irony. Beats the hammer-over-the-head, “sleepy deepy thoughts”, hands down.

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    SharkNose  about 6 years ago

    Do Nancy and Sluggo have jaundice?

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    An Iron Hand in a Velvet Glove  about 6 years ago

    How can one little girl and her bald friend bring so much joy to the world?

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    countoftowergrove  about 6 years ago

    A lot of comments of this being a return to Bushmiller’s minimal style. It may be minimal, but it’s not as precisely drawn.

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    schweizercomics  about 6 years ago

    Man alive, these new Nancy strips are great. Bravo to Jaimes for creating something that is both so clever, funny and fresh and so in keeping with the absurd and sometimes biting Bushmiller strips.Bravo, Ms. Jaimes, and bravo Andrews McMeel for this new tack.

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    LochNessMonster  about 6 years ago

    This Nancy speaks to me, I’m so very tired

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    atomicdog  almost 5 years ago

    I’m surprised to see that no one came up with the obvious answer to Sluggo’s question: "To crush your enemies, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women!" 

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