|Nancy Likes Christmas: Complete Dailies 1946-1948 by Ernie Bushmiller - Previews, Pre-Order|
|Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under video, previews, new releases, Ernie Bushmiller||18 Oct 2012 2:56 PM|
336-page black & white 8.5" x 8.5" flexibound softcover • $26.99
Ships in: November 2012 (subject to change) — Pre-Order Now
It's three more full years of Ernie Bushmiller's beloved comic strip, featuring nearly one thousand meticulously restored daily strips from its post-World-War II graphic high point — superbly crafted but not yet quite stylized into the almost machine-life sleekness of later decades. And what can you say about the jokes in Nancy other than that, contrary to its reputation for a zen-like, ultra-square oddness, many of them are actually just extremely funny?
Nancy Likes Christmas is topped off with a new introduction by Zippy the Pinhead creator Bill Griffith, a lifelong fan of Nancy and admirer of Bushmiller's genius, and once again designed with pop-art snap and crackle by Fantagraphics senior designer Jacob Covey.
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