Monday Cartoon Strip Day.
Ernest Bushmiller's Nancy has long been a favorite of American cartoonists. This weirdly funny strip was first saved from obscurity by underground cartoonist and later publisher Denis Kitchen. To appreciate it, you have t look past the permanently dull later years and go directly to the earlier years, when it was almost always surprising and had a really odd sense of humor. Some of my Dutch cartoonist friends have only just discovered this strip, due to the recent collection brought out by Fantagraphic, Nancy Is Happy: Complete Dailies 1943-1945. Although Fantagraphics has announced more years will follow and a Sunday book is in the works as well, here are some early Nancy Sundays along with some dailies I picked from various dates.