Time Out Chicago | Jonathan Messinger | November 30, 2009
NANCY VOLUME ONE on Chicago Time Out’s Gift List
It’s a story that’s reached mythic proportions: Famed indie comics imprint Fantagraphics was in dire financial straits, until it was saved when a savvy, smartly packaged reissue of Charles Schulz’s Peanuts sold like crazy. Since then, Fantagraphics has tried to recapture that lightning with a Dennis the Menace reissue, and now Drawn & Quarterly collects John Stanley’s classic Nancy strips from 1957-58 in Nancy: Volume One (Drawn & Quarterly, $24.95). We cracked it open on a lark, and it is seriously charming, funny and at times downright weird.