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Nancy by Olivia Jaimes for January 20, 2019

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    zorak950  over 2 years ago

    Wait… what? 0.o

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    oldwolf1951  over 2 years ago

    Grand! That’s some funny right there.

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    Argythree  over 2 years ago

    Love this!

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    ThePolackMSgt.  over 2 years ago

    I have to say that nobody in comics today does the disapproving eyebrow better than Olivia Jaimes

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    bugsyduck Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Breaking the walls on many levels, nice! (If you understand french try to find “Imbattable” the author created a very impressive 4th wall breaking superhero.)

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    some idiot from R'lyeh Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Keen students will note Fritzi’s Nancy does not have the much-debated drop panel.

    But mostly I absolutely love this.

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    Major Matt Mason Premium Member over 2 years ago

    I don’t care who you are, this is funny!

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    top cat james  over 2 years ago

    PANEL THREE: Nancy tosses her cookies.

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    coratelli  over 2 years ago

    Olivia Jaimes it’s a genius. And also Nancy!

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    asrialfeeple  over 2 years ago

    How meta can you get? A strip within a strip. They know and accept they are characters in a strip. OJ IS LIT!!

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    cubswin2016  over 2 years ago

    That is just plain spooky.

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    dlkrueger33  over 2 years ago

    I am new to (new) Nancy. Read it as a kid with the original artist. Kinda liking this new version better. How does one get assigned to take over an existing strip? I’ve been gone for decades. When did Olivia take over?

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    corpcasselbury  over 2 years ago

    I have not been overly impressed by Olivia Jaimes’s version of Nancy, but this one is both funny and original.

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    scpandich  over 2 years ago

    This is genius.

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    jrankin1959  over 2 years ago

    Well, this lends a new perspective on things…

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    Lyons Group, Inc.  over 2 years ago

    Are both Nancys wearing shoes or socks?

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    Lyons Group, Inc.  over 2 years ago

    Overall, a great Sunday gag!

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    DanReddy  over 2 years ago

    The design of this – especially the paper Fritzi holds up – is very C. Ware.

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    VICTOR PROULX  over 2 years ago

    What is the strip below Nancy? Anyone recognize the cowboy hat?

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    cpietran Premium Member over 2 years ago

    I have basically HATED this new strip since Jaimes started. Ok, I dug “Sluggo is lit!”, but overall, have come close to dropping it yet for some reason did not. THIS strip, today, shows me, finally, that they did right by hiring her to do the strip. Today I have seen genius at work. This is arresting, especially the pure visual joy in panels 3 & 4. (Or, are they really one panel done quite originally?)

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    Kip W  over 2 years ago

    Breaking the fifth panel border.

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    sue hurley Premium Member over 2 years ago

    okay, clever….I will now hate the new artist a little less…

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    Spike  over 2 years ago

    This is clearly set in the future, as Fritzi has some oversized foldable tablet. Or did this debut at CES last week?

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    Spike  over 2 years ago

    Don’t newspapers sometimes “restack” sunday strips? Maybe this is a bit of a thumb in the of eye of some comic page editors?

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    scottartist creator over 2 years ago

    BRINGING UP FATHER sometimes used this sort of trick. Jiggs might escape Maggie by climbing out of one tier of panels down into the next. Jaimes know show to have fun with her strip in the manner of the classics. I’ve enjoyed the new NANCY.

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    tempest67  over 2 years ago

    Brilliant that OJ put http://webcomicname.com/ in the Sunday print version! #ohno

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    DCBakerEsq  over 2 years ago

    Meta Nancy is my favorite Nancy.

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    karnicky Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Wow. This is incredible.

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    karnicky Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Nancy’s left leg is “inside” panel 3 so she doesn’t fall off the ladder

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    Mary Ellen  over 2 years ago

    This is excellent.

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    antenna Premium Member over 2 years ago

    But Aunt Fritzi’s newspaper has 9 panels, where as my version only has 8. Fritzi’s panel 3 doesn’t exist in the original.

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    oakie817  over 2 years ago

    most excellent

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    WCraft Premium Member over 2 years ago

    If only everything we did was printed in the newspaper…would we act differently?

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    harkherp  over 2 years ago

    Now the Keane kids need to enter Fourth Wall(Dolly appears to be 62 in a strip of The Family Circus Jiffy Pop grandma’s reading her!!!).

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    Scoutmaster77  over 2 years ago

    Good one1 :-D

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    ElioHyena  over 2 years ago

    Sure you broke the fourth wall, but it also busted you. lol

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    karnicky Premium Member over 2 years ago

    I can’t stop thinking about this comic, so I wrote a blog post about it. https://karnicky.blogspot.com/2019/01/is-this-best-nancy-strip-ever-olivia.html

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    Not the Smartest Man On the Planet -- Maybe Close Premium Member over 2 years ago

    A double-punch! Excellent!

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    Not the Smartest Man On the Planet -- Maybe Close Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Just realized — Fritzi’s newspaper version has nine panels, while ours has only eight. What secrets of the universe are told in that ninth panel?

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    kcdc75  over 2 years ago

    Glad I didn’t give up on Nancy and MS. Jamies. Great strip.

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    tad1  over 2 years ago

    Brilliant, absolutely brilliant. :)

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    Teto85 Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Mr Eisner is smiling.

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    Renatus Profuturus Frigeridus Premium Member over 2 years ago

    I think that ms. Jaimes read the Italian Nobel Prize Luigi Pirandello : the man who , with his dramas for the theatre , broke the fourth wall at the beginning of the past century .

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    The Premium Member over 2 years ago

    This is the best thing ever.

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    Jim Douglas  over 2 years ago

    How come the newspaper has an extra panel,

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    clayface9 Premium Member over 2 years ago

    How meta!

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    Kip W  over 2 years ago

    Now that I look at it again, she could have just stood on the ladder and reached them off the fridge in the next panel. No need to lob an unpredictable container with a loose lid.

    If cartoon characters were all smart like me, they wouldn’t have to have such amusing antics.

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    DRMFeint  over 2 years ago

    Who else noticed webcomic name in the last panel

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    JM117  over 2 years ago

    Bonus: I’m pretty sure the comic below Nancy is the appropriately meta “Webcomic Name”, which parodies common webcomic tropes: http://webcomicname.com/

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    brhfl  over 2 years ago

    I know Bushmiller got a bit meta, but this beauty of a strip evokes McCay in my mind…

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    Lassmaster  over 2 years ago

    so deep

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