Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Tuesday Comic Strip Day

Usually I don't go beyond the sixties when looking for strips I like, but when I was looking for work of the Dutch cartoonist Daan Jippes (who was supposed to have worked on the Gummi Bears strip), I ventured into 1987 and found a few samples of the 'new' Nancy by Jerry Scott. I remember that his strip was generally despised in those days, even though I liked it myself. Since then Jerry Scott has proven his qualities by creating such hit strips as Baby Blues and Zits. He took over Nancy in 1983 and did it for over twelve years before handing it over to Guy Gilchrist. I especially like his cartoony approach, which admittedly sometimes was the antithesis of Ernie Bushmiller's solid and functional style.

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