NANCY AND SLUGGO FROM THE SYNDICATED COMIC “NANCY” CELEBRATE EARTH DAY SHARPIE STYLE
Just for fun, here’s some history on Nancy, from Wikipedia:
Nancy is an American daily and Sunday comic strip originally written and drawn by Ernie Bushmiller.
The character of Nancy, a precocious little girl (eight years old, according to an October 2005 strip), first appeared in the strip Fritzi Ritz about the airheaded flapper title character. After Larry Whittington began Fritzi Ritz in 1922, it was taken over by Bushmiller three years later. In 1933, Bushmiller introduced Fritzi’s niece, Nancy. Soon she dominated the strip, retitled Nancy in 1938. Fritzi Ritz continued as a Sunday feature into the 1960s. At its peak in the 1970s, Nancy ran in more than 880 newspapers.
Nancy is a titular and wily young lady who is constantly in the state of a daydream or confused plot. Sluggo Smith is Nancy’s best friend. Sluggo is Nancy’s age and is a poor ragamuffin-type from the wrong side of the tracks. There are strips that appear to place Sluggo as Nancy’s boyfriend. He is portrayed as lazy, and his favorite pastime seems to be napping.