The TradeWaiters 102: “Nancy” by Olivia Jaimes

The TradeWaiters are back and ready to join the Nancy Renaissance! We read the first print collection of Nancy by Olivia Jaimes, and weigh in on the new artist who has taken over an ancient but venerated comic strip. Spoiler: Olivia Jaimes is lit, and you’re wrong if you think otherwise. We discuss the fraught circumstances of rebooting legacy newspaper comics, and have a lot to say about what makes Nancy #relatable.

Also mentioned in this episode:
Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud
Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson
Opus and Outland by Berkeley Breathed
Mutts by Patrick McDonnell
B.C. by Johnny Hart
Cul de Sac by Richard Thompson
Family Circus by Jeff Keane
For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston
Popeye and Mousetrapped by Randy Milholland
Cards Against Humanity
The Cartoonist Cooperative
and Baby Reindeer created by Richard Gadd

Music by Sleuth

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