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Sunday Funnies: NANCY

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We've looked at Nancy strips before, and before we're done, we'll look at lots more. With years and years of material, there's a lot to look at. Originally looked at with disdain amongst comic critics, it really didn't become accepted as a classic until after Bushmiller's death, sadly. Better late than never? Maybe.
The simple art and primarily visual gags are timeless and will likely appeal to even the most discerning of today's comic connoisseurs. Don't believe the hype? See for yourself.

by Ernie Bushmiller
from TIP TOP COMICS #206, January 1957

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The word "timeless" gets thrown around somewhat loosely when speaking of comedy and comic strips, but in the case of Bushmiller it really does apply. It's a lot like Monty Python in that respect: each one has a style of humor so unique and singular that you can pick it up decades later and respond the same way the audience did when it was new. (And for me to compare anything to Python is the highest compliment I can manage.)