Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Bushmiller Studies: Do Not Guess As To What Is Appropriate

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In the mid 1990s I worked on a brand new magazine, quit halfway through the production of the first issue, and later laughed when the inept publisher managed to squeak out a second issue before giving up. My favorite contribution was to secure the rights, free of charge ("Can't hurt to ask," I figured), from United Features Syndicate, to use a picture of Nancy reading as the logo for our book review column. This was just when UFS was introducing a "rebooted" Nancy**, drawn (badly) in the "classic Bushmiller style", so they were anxious to get Nancy's image back out there in the world. I was thrilled, thrilled, thrilled to be using Nancy "officially," unlike all the times I had illegally used Bushmiller panels without permission in previous magazines. It made me feel so grown-uppy! Shown above is the copyright line guide, and I also have the color guide somewhere.

**Resist the horrible zombie Nancy. Accept no Bushmiller substitutes!


Comrade PhysioProf said...


John said...

I had not seen the new zombie Nancy until I clicked that link. That's just... horrifying.

Lulu Maude said...

Sluggo should have said Shit--she knows.

Let a ruffian be a ruffian.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Zombie Nancy is the worst ever.