Most of those panels were pulled from my beloved copies of the Nancy collections published by Fantagraphics. (So far, only volume one, volume two, and volume three.) These are gorgeous books, and sadly, if I’m not mistaken, out-of-print. Ernie Bushmiller’s strip has given me so much comfort over the years. When my second son was born, it was all I could read — now he absconds to his bunk with them to read before bed.
The old joke is, “it’s easier to read Nancy than to not read it,” but the strip is actually much more artful and sophisticated than you’d think. (For more, see the book How To Read Nancy.)
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