But it didn’t really even feel real as I was signing the contract. I was like, “Hahaha, what a funny joke this is."
... From 1995 until this year, “Nancy” was helmed by Guy Gilchrist, who took it in an increasingly schmaltzy and sexualized direction, making Aunt Fritzi disturbingly buxom and Nancy into a kind angel and regularly inserting tributes to dead country singers.
This February, Gilchrist exited the strip in a fog of confusion. Three months earlier, in a public, now-deleted Facebook post, one of Gilchrist’s former assistants had accused him of sexual and physical assault. Gilchrist tells me in an email that the allegations are “patently false” and that he chose to leave owing to a diagnosis of degenerative-disc disease in his back. However, John Glynn, president of the syndicate that distributes “Nancy,” tells me, “We were ready to make a change on the property because the creator who had done it before Olivia had gone as far as he could.”
Don't worry, Gilchrist fans, Olivia Jaimes has heard your complaints about too much modern technology and Aunt Fritzi not being hot enough
There was a period where Olivia Jaimes was doing the weekday strips and the weekend strips were rerun Guy Gilchrist (probably to help ease the former into producing 7 strips a week, as alluded to in the interview) and dear reader, it was not pleasant to go back and forth between the old and the new.
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and dear reader, it was not pleasant to go back and forth between the old and the new.
And you have her learning robotics.
Yeah! I realized that all of the nouns that Nancy used to have are being supplanted by a phone. Things that she would have lying around the house to make up a joke are gone. She uses megaphones for a ton of things in Bushmiller’s strips, and I don’t have megaphones lying around my house. So how, then, can Nancy solve problems, given that technology is advancing to the point where problems are being solved in really nonphysical ways? That’s why I’m making her learn robotics. It opens up a wider range of visual gags to make down the line.
OK, sorry! I’m 69 and decidedly un-techie. What the hell does this mean??!!!
Sluggo didn’t reply to her text message, but she can tell he read it because sometimes your text messaging system tells you when your message has been seen by the recipient. Rather than just replying, Sluggo went through a lot of time and trouble to appear to have his gotten his hands stuck in jars, rendering them useless. Sluggo did this just so he can use that as an excuse for not typing a reply in an attempt to avoid Nancy’s wrath.
It’s a convoluted scheme for a very simple social misstep.
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