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SDCC ’09 | Fantagraphics to publish complete Nancy



Buried under all the Marvelman news was Fantagraphics revelation that they will publish the complete run of Ernie Bushmiller’s comic strip Nancy, which has developed a devoted audience with certain comic book connoisseurs over the years. Information on the series seems to be sketchy for the moment, but I was able to find this item from R. Fiore on the Comics Journal message board:

It’s going to be like Dennis the Menace in that they’re going to be thick little books, and it will begin with 1938, when the name was changed from Fritzi Ritz to Nancy. The first volume will appear next year some time. I wasn’t listening that closely because I’m not that interested, but I would assume the publishing schedule would be similar to Dennis.

I’ll try to get more info on the series as soon as it becomes available.

In other Fantagraphics news:

• The Complete POGO will also debut next year at Comic-Con. The first volume was supposed to be published back in 2007, but was delayed due to the problem of finding high-quality scans.

• Promotions director Eric Reynolds was named associate publisher. Congratulations Eric! Long overdue in my opinion.



This news ran at The Comics Reporter the day after it was announced.

“Comic Journal to run complete Mary Sue.”

Chris Mautner

July 27, 2009 at 6:03 pm

Hey Tom, I was talking more about the comics Internet in general and not specifically about you. I know you broke the news about the series, that’s why I included a link to your site in the post. Sorry for neglecting to credit you properly.

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