Dark Horse Announces "Nancy & Sluggo" Vinyl Figures

Official Press Release

The stripped-down aesthetic and classic feel of Ernie Bushmiller's Nancy comic strip comes to life in two new vinyl figures of two of the comic world's most beloved characters: Nancy and Sluggo.

Nancy, a smart and witty 8-year-old girl, first appeared in the 1922 comic strip Fritzi Ritz, which was taken over by Bushmiller in 1925, and gave the strip its ultimate success. Bushmiller drew Nancy in ways she had never seen before, using each line and stroke to build her range of emotions to a human level. Known for her slapstick antics, Nancy soon dominated the strip, which was renamed Nancy in 1938.

"The simplicity of Nancy is quite complex, making it rather like the 'Zen koan' of cartoon art styles," David Scroggy, Vice President of Product Development observed. "Her hair alone could be considered a microcosm of the molecular structure of a nebular constellation, yet it is rendered in a stark monotone that belies its intricacy. We worked hard to capture this distinctive, if elusive, quality in our 3-D version. I hope we have succeeded."

And wherever Nancy went, Sluggo wasn't far behind. A rough-and-tumble youngster from the wrong side of the tracks, Sluggo's happy-go-lucky attitude and patched clothing added a sense of hope and a carefree attitude to the panels of Nancy. No matter what kind of trouble the pair stumbled into, Nancy was always Sluggo's "goil" and they continue to appear in newspapers today walking in step in side by side.

Now both of these endearing characters are forthcoming as 8" vinyl figures. Sculpted by Yoe Studios, and packaged in a full-color window box, they have not only been officially licensed from United Media, but have also been "approved" by the Bushmiller Society, the shadowy organization of aesthetic avengers dedicated to the philosophical and cultural criteria embodied in Nancy.

Nancy and Sluggo Vinyl figures arrive on sale October 25 with a retail price of $17.99.

For more information, please contact Jeremy Atkins at 503-905-2315 or jeremya@darkhorse.com.

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