Praise


Comiccon.com


Six hearts for well-turned book: Exemplary comics communication takes the humor seriously.
"'How to Read Nancy' is a well-prepared and deeply engaging book that takes the man seriously without getting serious and brings the reader all the way into the cartoon engine room." – Felix Rothstein, 5.12.2018

Politiken


This Week in Nancy: "Mass Hysteria" – Jeff Karnicky, 5.4.2018

Birds, Books, and . . .


2018 Eisner Awards Nominations


The New York Times


The Beat—the Newsblog of Comics Culture


The Washington Post


Paul Karasik and Mark Newgarden – Derek Royal and Gene Kannenberg Jr., 4.12.2018

Comics Alternative Interviews


Zippy The Pinhead


Style Weekly


New York Review of Books
 


Deconstructing "Nancy" – Don Harrison, 2.29.18

Richmondmag


New Orleans Review


John Canemaker's Animated Eye


Graphic Policy


How To Read Nancy and Zippy­ – ML, 4.5.18
Editing his balloons – ML, 2.14.18
Bushmiller, Strunk and Wilde – ML, 2.7.18

Nancy, spokestoon – Michael Leddy, 1.31.18

Orange Crate Art


The Boston Globe


The Virtual Memories Show with Gil Roth


AIGA Design Observer


Inquiry with Mike Lynch
WICN radio


How to Read Nancy Reviewed by Frank Young, 12.15.2017

The Comics Journal


Bomb Magazine


Hogan's Alley


Vineyard Gazette


The New York Times


Cartoon Research


No Thought to Our Interests by Tim Hodler, 11.27.2017

The Comics Journal


Interesting Ideas


Michael Shelley WFMU radio


The Underrated Art of Simplicity by Thad Komorowski, 11.18.2017

What About Thad?


The Comics Journal





Jerry Lewis’s last (Fore)Words by Paul Karasik and Mark Newgarden, 9.1.2017


Blurbs

As one of the members of the first graduating class of How to Read Nancy, I can insure that anyone who wants to understand the mechanics of comics should snap up this thorough (and thoroughly entertaining) extended autopsy of Bushmiller's genius. I learned more about reading pictures from it than I did from seven years of art school.”
— Chris Ware

“A stirring examination of the perfect comic strip and a touching love letter to its creator.”
— Dan Clowes

“Anyone who can come away from this book not understanding the complex thought that inhabits handcrafted objects, minimal abstraction, formalism, the hidden value of orchestration or Nancy should just give up on art as inscrutable and imponderable.”
— Gary Panter

How to Read Nancy details the agony involved in making comic strips. It is also a very funny book.”
— Ben Katchor

“Professors Karasik and Newgarden want to take you to school. They throw down an inky gauntlet, and then back it up with almost absurd levels of elucidation. Filled with valuable lessons, this book is a tribute to the art of the simple, as exemplified by a master cartoonist.”
— David Mazzucchelli

“A crazy idea for a book.”
— R. Crumb