Posts Tagged ‘Sluggo’

Nancy & Sluggo & Aunt Fritzi

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Nancy & Sluggo Creepo

Ernie Bushmiller was one of the most surreal cartoonists of his time, and this is a good example. Nancy’s and Sluggo’s bodiless heads pop up from side-by-side Jack-in-the-Boxes without any indication of who or what flipped open the latches simultaneously or why.

Nancy’s parents never appeared in the comic and their absence was never explained; her only caretaker was her Aunt Fritzi.

Fritzi Ritz was once an elite party girl, a flapper, who predated the Nancy comics by a few years until Bushmiller took over the strip created by Larry Whittington in 1922.  Bushmiller modeled Fritzi after his own fiancée (according to Wiki) and Aunt Fritzi eventually served as Nancy’s benefactor and disciplinarian. We can assume that she recognized Nancy’s psychosis, even though Fritzi was not quaified to raise a child with mental troubles. Although not an ideal model for a young child, Fritzi did the best she could given the circumstances.

Nancy & Fritzi Ritz 2

Nancy & Fritzi Ritz

[Images found here and here. BTW, Sluggo didn’t appear until 1938, and his last name was Smith – fun facts to know and tell. Related Nancy stuff here.]

Nancy & Fritzi Ritz 3

Nancy goes “PUNG-G”

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Nancy PUNG-G

Nancy made a window disappear and lowered the ceiling.
Awesome.

[Found here, via here. Related posts here.]

Hot Links Я Us

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Trivia:  Sluggo had a dual role in Ernie Bushmiller‘s  “Nancy” comics. He played himself as well as Nancy’s Aunt Fritzi.

WWII in Facebook.

Ken Nordine’s got a website… Last updated July 2006.

There be some funny in the comments section here. [Tip o’ the Tarboosh to Wheels for the link.]

Acme Corporation was sued for product defects. Writ of litigation  may be viewed here.

This made me laff and laff and laff.

Is Snopes for real? Click here to find out.

Gorilla suits from the past: great article here.

“Curta” is an awesome mechanical calculator designed by a POW in WWII. More retro calculators at the home page.

No. Just because. It’s not right. No.

Thursday, 7 May 2009

sluggo

no

no-pants-day

[Bottom image found by Amy Oops. 2nd image posted on Amy Oops by Bunk. Top image reposted from here.  And if you live in California, remember to vote NO a minimum of six times on Tuesday May 19th.]


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