The Modern Nancy

Olivia Jaimes‘ update was a few years back (2019) but it was an was an interesting take on Ernie Bushmiller’s classic strip. More about her revamp here.

Yeah, we have a Nancy Archive, too, because Bushmiller was awesome.

The .Gif Friday Post No. 586 – Hipster Ride, Nancy Ate A Mushroom & Over and Above

Dude’s not going anywhere, especially with that silly hipster beard.

Meanwhile, Nancy is fighting sepsis.

Giphy is a good source for odd .gifs, but they don’t give credit to contributors, so screw ’em.

[Found here, here and here.]

Nancy & Sluggo & Aunt Fritzi

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”

Nancy PUNG-G

Nancy made a window disappear and lowered the ceiling.

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

The .Gif Friday Post No.237 – Clam Licker, Nancy’s Trip & The Dance of the Triops

[Top inspired by CDR; 2nd created from this; Triops found here.]

Antigravity Nancy

She must have got into Aunt Fritzi’s meds again.

Because I’m a Bushmiller Fan, we’ve created a New Category in our archives. All Nancy All The Time.

Hot Links Я Us

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.




[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.]

5-Card Nancy Solitaire Online!

How much Zen can you tolerate in one game?  Try it out for your own selves and you’ll see what I mean.  Choose 5 cards, then explain the sequence.

Trial No. 1

Nancy has a nightmare that is transmitted to Sluggo. Sluggo reflects it back to Nancy via a hand-cranked meat grinder.  Nancy wakes up and takes a walk to a barn that has a secret message painted on it.

Trial No. 2

Sluggo gets a job, and Nancy says she’ll stop by to distract him, but she is temporarily blinded. She prays for her sight to return. She turns her hair bow red while she plans her day, then turns it white again. A man notices that Nancy smells funny (as does Sluggo), so Nancy goes to visit her imaginary friend Tom. Following Tom’s advice, she eye-spits into Aunt Fritzi’s vegetable garden.

Trial No. 3

Nancy hallucinates that her notebook is a crayon. She finds her crack pipe and creates many small universes in her mind, until her Aunt Fritzi calls her to the living room.  Nancy wanders for miles to find her Aunt.  She ends up in a hardware store where she orders some chainsaws.  While waiting, she dreams that she can magically suck bocce balls from her piggy bank with her magnetic fingers.


[PLAY HERE.  Related stuff HERE & HERE.]

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