11 July 2012

Do you remember Nancy?

Ernie Bushmiller's classic comic characters Nancy and Sluggo enjoying an ice cream.
Poet Joe Brainard (1942-1994) created more than 100 works of art using Nancy.  This is my favorite:

The other 99 can be seen in this book:


  1. Remember those magnetic sheet things that came with a red stylus? You drew on them and then lifted the page to erase them. I had one with Nancy and Sluggo at the top for car trips. I would constantly rework her hair in my drawings - LOVE the afro pic! :)

  2. Just catching up on your posts today. Nancy!!! I had forgotten all about her and Sluggo. I must have read every Nancy comic known to man that I could get my hands on as a child. What a funny memory. Love the Afro. She was great. Thanks for the memory! Pam

  3. Holy mackerel I love Joe Brainard. I Remember (his memoir-poem reprinted in full by Granary Books) is a perennial favorite.

  4. Denise: I think I may have been ambivalent about them. I keep getting them mixed up in my brain with Bazooka Joe.

    Susan: The iPad of our day.

    Pam: I wonder what Nancy would look like in her old age.

    Sarah: Not being a poetry person, I don't know anything about his work. I will have to look out for it.

  5. Oh my goodness...this is a memory long forgotten!

  6. Thanks for the Nancy and Sluggo piece - I'd begun to think I'd imagined them! I sometimes find myself wanting to describe a particular hairdo to someone but no one knows what I mean when I say it's like Nancy's.


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