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Came here via spiral::bound (https://medium.com/spiralbound) on Medium. Joined because of Olivia Jaimes' "Nancy". Long time comics fan. Progression goes something like this: strip comics in the NY Daily News > Harvey comics > Mad magazine > Cracked > Underground comics (R. Crumb, etc) > National Lampoon > Eisner, Pekar, Spiegelman, etc. > Fatagraphics Titles > Perry Bible Fellowship and now spiral::bound on Medium.

Recent Comments

  1. 3 days ago on Nancy

    It’s OK, the chocolate chips are multiplying between the first and second panels. If they wait five minutes, they’ll have a bag again.

  2. 16 days ago on Nancy

    Kids carry their phones in their back pockets. How they don’t sit on them is a mystery. Also: the way to reduce anxiety is not by avoiding it but by developing strategies to cope with it. What Nancy needs is the breath app I have on my Apple Watch. It will fix everything!

  3. 17 days ago on Nancy

    What saves Nancy as a character is that she is NOT a narcissist. Narcissists toggle between delusional feelings of grandeur and abject victimhood. When the world doesn’t confirm their solipsism, they flip, claim the world is picking on them and lash out at their “enemies”. Nancy doesn’t do the second part. She’s just delusional about her own abilities. So are most children. I asked my sports-challenged son who the best player on his Tee Ball team was. He didn’t hesitate to say, “me”.

  4. 2 months ago on Nancy

    Wow. I tried to guess what it might be. I thought it was going to be Pee Wee ogling Fritzi.

  5. 2 months ago on Nancy

    If you want to read a funny punch line, go to panel Q. (sorry, I would have written that today regardless of what OJ offered).

  6. 2 months ago on Nancy

    If you want to see an insightful comment, go back to the beginning of this thread.

  7. 3 months ago on Nancy

    OJ Haters have been boxed out. You see, if you are one of the people who drops in to say, “It’s not enough that I like Gilchrist and hate OJ, I feel compelled to write about it on GoComics”, then you are being Nancy. And since most of you are on the record as saying that Nancy is a “boring” and a “self-centered” brat, you have to take a look at the troll in the mirror. Who says Jaimes ain’t a genius? GENIUS, I tell you.

  8. 3 months ago on Nancy

    Apparently there is a feature on my iPhone that I have yet to discover or use. See, who said reading comics isn’t educational?

  9. 3 months ago on Nancy

    astutepanther, thank you so much for linking to that week’s worth of Gilchrist. Anyone who wants to slag Jaimes should be forced to read the set of strips first. I have been away for a while. I came back, read this Nancy and REALLY liked it. Look at my page on GoComics. I read a lot of comics daily. On a daily basis, Nancy is almost always in the Win, Place, or Show spot. I just resubscribed to a year of GoComics. Without Nancy, I might not have done that.

  10. 3 months ago on Nancy

    This is an excellent response, SIOTI. The content of the complaints changes, but if you look at the overall routine and context there is but one complaint.