Monday, April 09, 2018

For the First Time in Her 85 Years, "Nancy" Will Be Drawn By a Woman

The new NANCY comic strip debuts today. It's new cartoonist is Olivia Jaimes.

Michael Cavna has more here.

On Monday, Andrews McMeel Syndication will announce that the cartoonist Olivia Jaimes has inherited the iconic strip and will provide a “21st-century female perspective,” says John Glynn, Andrews McMeel’s president and editorial director. 
The first strip by Jaimes — the female cartoonist’s “nom de toon” — runs Monday. 
“Nancy has been my favorite sassy grouch for a long time,” Jaimes says in a syndicate statement. “I’m excited to be sassy and grouchy through her voice instead of just mine, and I can complain to the whole world about things that bother me instead of just my friends and family.” 
Andrews McMeel did not reveal professional details about Jaimes, though Glynn shared that he had seen webcomics by her, was impressed and learned that she was a definite fan of “Nancy.”

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