Praise


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The Eisner Awards
Winner: Best Comics-Related Book
2018


RISD

Brilliant NANCY Book Wins an Eisner 
– Simone Solondz, 10.08.2018


Draw
“It's quite an achievement. When you've finished, you certainly know more about Nancy, and comics, and perhaps a little more about life in general.” – LA Guy, 9.14.2018

Pajama Guy


The Revamped "Nancy" Is the Perfect Comic Strip for 2018
"A classic Nancy strip as drawn by Ernie Bushmiller is purposefully pristine, Newgarden and Karasik argue in their book." – Kelsey McKinney, 8.7.2018

Smithsonian Magazine


More from SDCC 2018: MAD Magazine, Nancy, and Witches!
"Scholars Paul Karasik and Mark Newgarden not only wrote a book about what is often considered the simplest comic strip ever; they wrote an excellent and very smart one." – Nell Minow, 7.31.2018

Movie Mom


Publisher's Weekly


'Nancy' in Three Easy Panels
"A great read for anyone who loves comics and wants to learn more about the
craft." – Stephen Roth, 7.23.2018

GoComics


SDCC Œ18: MONSTERS and MONSTRESS clean up at the Eisners!
"Easily the most important comics tome of recent years." – Kyle Pinion,
7.20.2018

The Beat


ŒHow to Read Nancy: The Elements of Comics in Three Easy Panels (review)
"It could have gone horribly wrong but instead it leaves the reader with a greater appreciation of all aspects of the comic strip art form and its place in the overall concept of art." – Steve Thompson, 7.9.2018

Forces of Geek


Happy 4th of July 2018 with Nancy and Sluggo!
"This is easily one of the most brilliant books about comics, a comics character, that character's history ­and the aesthetics of comics on the whole ­ever written." – Jerry Beck, 7.4.2018

Cartoon Research


'Nancy' goes back to the drawing board
"How To Read Nancy is a dense, almost scholarly book that argues that there is much more going on in Nancy between the lines." – Evan Chung, 6.21.2018

Studio 360, Public Radio International


Birds, Books, and . . .

Reading How to Read Nancy and rejecting the cult of Bushmiller
"I like Nancy a lot, too. I like her more after reading How to Read Nancy." – Jeff Karnicky, 6.18.2018


Daily Comic Strip – Patrick McDonnell, 5.26.2018

Mutts


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 (Denmark)


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