The Best Comic Strip of 2018 Is Nearly 100 Years Old
Nancy, a s comic strip, was one of the best comics of - Vox
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Nancy is an American daily and Sunday comic strip , originally written and drawn by Ernie Bushmiller and distributed by United Feature Syndicate. The character of Nancy, a slightly chubby and precocious eight-year-old, first appeared in the strip Fritzi Ritz about the airheaded flapper title character. Larry Whittington began Fritzi Ritz in ,  and it was taken over by Bushmiller three years later. On January 2, , Bushmiller introduced Fritzi's niece, Nancy.
In the first panel, the skin of the small girl with the spiky football helmet hair is crosshatched in shadow except for one untanned square smack in the center of her face. In the next panel, she lies on the ground outdoors, her cell phone extended above her head between her and the sun, her fingers holding up a peace sign. The comic plays like a meme: short, sweet, and endlessly relevant. But the gag is modern, the selfie perfectly situating the comic in instead of an eternal present.