Nancy by Olivia Jaimes for May 04, 2018

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    taciturasa  almost 6 years ago

    Okay, everyone, sound off: are anti-glare screens more or less annoying for you?

    Also, cute rendition of Nancy here. a bit kid-pudgy and very Good Kid.

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    JLG Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    Well, I think it’s pretty clear at this point that Aunt Fritzi is not going to be an on-screen character in this incarnation. Jaimes is going the Jerry Scott route, in that respect.

    So far, the new NANCY has been very hit or miss. Some of the ideas have been funny, even very funny. Others have been mediocre. But my real complaint is actually that it feels kind of unfocused. I feel like it’s sort of looking around in confusion, not sure what train of thought to stay on or what it really wants to say. To a certain extent that’s inevitable at the start of any series, but the past few weeks have felt particularly scattershot.

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    danketaz Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    Keep it up and you can complain about fading batteries next.

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    Vilyehm  almost 6 years ago

    And we have no allergies today.

    No gag; no allergy.

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    Vilyehm  almost 6 years ago

    Sitting ouside, she watches the last minutes of Edward G. Robinson in Soylent Green.

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    spencerr  almost 6 years ago

    this isn’t a joke it’s just a callout post for me specifically. i feel very personally attacked rn

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    blunebottle  almost 6 years ago

    “Reading social media is making me grumpy.”

    “Then why don’t you stop?”

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    31768  almost 6 years ago

    LoL! (Stupid……)

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    katina.cooper  almost 6 years ago

    She forgot that she’s suppose to sit in the shade of the tree.

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    Vilyehm  almost 6 years ago

    Grumpy Nancy has white to her eyes.

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    Kazbot  almost 6 years ago

    This one was one of those actual laugh out loud ones for me (as opposed to chuckling to myself while I type “LOL”). Reminds me too much of my own kids on a day basis.

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    Funnygirl  almost 6 years ago

    Want the old Nancy back, please

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    Major Matt Mason Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    Minds me of an amusing bit of hypocrisy I encountered whilst volunteering on the Arkansas and Missouri Railroad on Thursday. We had some junior high students taking a train tour down to Johnson, a half hour or so away, so I decided to ride along. Before the trip, one of the soccer moms proudly informed me that the kids had been required to leave their smartphones behind at the school. Three guesses what Soccer Mom whipped out as soon as she sat down in the train… ;-)

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    Don Bagert Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    In 1968, PhD student Alan Kay envisioned a Dynabook, a book-sized computer which a child could use anywhere…even sitting under a tree. Fifty years later, here’s Nancy’s demonstrating the concept LOL

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    Pipe Tobacco Premium Member almost 6 years ago

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    There are scientific studies that have supported the idea that many electronic social interaction sites are designed in such a way that they do become almost “addictive” in a physiological sense. In today’s Nancy, I think Olivia has highlighted that addictive quality quite profoundly:

    Nancy continues in the social media behavior that is clearly making her grumpy. She changes her environment externally, but keeps feeding her need for social media.

    This made me laugh out loud in its truth.

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    EOCostello  almost 6 years ago

    JLG’s comment, above, I think is on point. The new version isn’t a dumpster fire by any stretch, but “unfocused” is a good word for it. (For example, look at the size of that flower in the 3rd panel relative to Nancy.) And while the gag here is decent, it’s yet another tech gag among a blitz of them. I renew my comment about mixing up the types of gags. I mean, really: there’s NO other aspect of childhood today that exists other than tech?

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    heligmyer  almost 6 years ago

    Apparently, Nancy has retractable legs now. There’s no way that skirt would completely cover them when sitting cross-legged.

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    Meg: All Seriousness Aside  almost 6 years ago

    The best part of today’s strip is the gag. The second best part is the comments: Olivia is great! Olivia is doing Nancy all wrong! Olivia isn’t funny! LOL!

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    bookworm0812  almost 6 years ago

    So go find some shade, Einstein.

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    jrankin1959  almost 6 years ago

    Try the tree to your left…

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    James Dawson  almost 6 years ago

    Favorite Olivia strip so far!

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    [Unnamed Reader - 1b6fc0]  almost 6 years ago

    Ernie’s smiling and I’m laughing. Vintage dumb and modern, too.

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    Argy.Bargy2  almost 6 years ago

    I still haven’t decided how I feel about this version of ‘Nancy’; some days ok, some not. But I have to point out that there usually were not as many posts for the version offered by Guy. So if success is somewhat measured in the number of responses, this is a success…

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    karnicky Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    What seems to be developing into my weekly review of Nancy is here: https://karnicky.blogspot.com

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    Nicole ♫ ⊱✿ ◕‿◕✿⊰♫ Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    I will admit, I knew what the Nancy comic was as I’ve stumbled upon it in various mediums over the years but I’ve never been an avid reader. Due to the constant complaining about this new style (spilling over to comics I DO read), I decided to check it out. Now I’m a fan! Even subscribed to it. If not for the complainers, I would’ve never thought to look here for the new one. So what I’m trying to say is…“Thank you, Complainers! You gave the new Nancy a new subscriber!”

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    Bafflegabs!  almost 6 years ago

    So good! It’s a highlight of my day reading this strip, OJ is a total breath of fresh air.

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    Argy.Bargy2  almost 6 years ago

    @PIPE TOBACCO: I have mixed feelings because I’m not an overly religious person, but can respect an artist who brings his or her strong beliefs into art (which Guy did), and sometimes find that this gives me a perspective on events that I might not otherwise have had. I also enjoy continuing stories a bit more than ‘gag-a-day’ types of comics, and I am not fond of comics with angry (like Gunther Berger) or moody kids, the way Nancy is being portrayed. That said, I do enjoy a bit of the science fantasy that results when an older character is brought into a more modern time, which is probably why I keep reading ‘Alley-oop’, even though the long-timers there are in despair. Seeing Nancy with a laptop or a cell phone, or listening to her rant about pollen (did they even know about pollen back when the original Nancy was being written) can be intriguing. And I confess to reading dystopian fiction a lot more these days than I used to…

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    MJ Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    The gag is certainly funny, but it just doesn’t seem to fit the Nancy character. She’s always the clever one who outsmarts the others or finds a way around a difficult or unpleasant task. This one doesn’t make her stupid or anything along those lines, but it just doesn’t seem to be the girl we know. Take a look at today’s “Classic” entry for a perfect example of what we expect from her. Just an opinion.

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    TuiteyFruity  almost 6 years ago

    Ohmygosh I’ve actually done exactly this. It’s why i love cloudy days, no glare, and I can be on my computer outside in the fresh air!

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    rtspears  almost 6 years ago

    Sofa king funny, why can’t I “like” it more than once?!?

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