So far, this new version of Nancy seems rather unfocused and hard to really sink your teeth into. We know that this is clearly a hard reset, but it’s hard to tell if Jaimes is relying on the assumption that the audience already knows the characters, or if these strips are meant to be a re-introduction, as it were.
Bushmiller’s NANCY has often been described by critics as having a sort of zen quality to it. Jaimes seems to be shooting for a similar vibe, but it remains to be seen how she’ll stick to that. Personally, it’s not my thing——too limited in scope. But at least Bushmiller had an already established cast that his audience knew well before he sort of evolved into that stripped-down, minimalist aesthetic. With Jaimes, again, it’s unclear whether she’s treating this as a re-introduction to characters and a world the audience knows, or if this is meant as a first-time introduction to a hypothetical audience that has never heard of NANCY at all.
It’s actually kind of difficult to envision how Fritzi would look in this style, and we don’t even know if she’ll be in this version at all.
September 24, 2018
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