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Nancy: Volume 4

The John Stanley Library

by (author) John Stanley

designed by Seth

Drawn & Quarterly
Initial publish date
Jun 2013
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Jun 2013
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The irresistible adventures of Nancy and Sluggo
In the fourth and final volume of the John Stanley Library's Nancy comics, the whole gang is back. Readers are treated to still more uproarious antics from Nancy, Sluggo, Spike, Aunt Fritzi, and Mr. and Mrs. McOnions. In these stories, Nancy has a dream that seems a little too real, Sluggo's moth cupboard turns out to be pretty profitable, and Rollo Haveall takes rhubarb and blackberry pie revenge on an ungrateful Nancy.
Stanley drew these comics as a journeyman on the stories. He tended toward absurdist punch lines, but also mimicked the logic of children very well. Stanley's work is incredibly fresh and funny half a century later. Pudgy, irritable, and always trying to find ways to have fun, Sluggo and Nancy's high jinks are laugh-a-minute.

About the authors

John Stanley is an independent scholar and a senior policy advisor for the Management Board Secretariat of the Government of Ontario.

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Seth is the cartoonist behind the comic-book series Palookaville, which started in the stone age as a pamphlet and is now a semi-annual hardcover. His comics have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Best American Comics, and McSweeney’s Quarterly. His illustrations have appeared in numerous publications including the cover of the New Yorker, The Walrus, and Canadian Notes & Queries. He is the subject of a recent documentary from the National Film Board of Canada, Seth’s Dominion. Seth lives in Guelph, Ontario, with his wife Tania and their two cats in an old house he has named “Inkwell’s End.”

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Editorial Reviews

“The stories here are very good classic kid-comic adventures that usually start with Nancy trying to accomplish something simple that eventually spins out into accidental mischief and downright absurdity--and the book itself looks fantastic.” —The A.V. Club
“Seriously charming, funny and at times downright weird.” —Time Out Chicago

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