Jason Chatfield Reports from NancyFest

A VIP tour of The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, a look at The Nancy Show, and a report on NancyFest 2024. Jason Chatfield, The Former Guy at the National Cartoonists Society (thus inclusion as part of the NCS VIP tour), presents a travelogue of his recent trip(s) to Columbus Ohio.

NancyFest 2024 was past of the grand opening of The Billy Ireland’s The Nancy Show exhibit.

In words and pictures and drawings Jason gives us a peek at the exhibit and then reports on NancyFest.

On Saturday morning, we crammed ourselves full of donuts and hot coffee before squeezing into a full auditorium of Nancy scholars and devotées.

Denis Kitchen, esteemed publisher and cartoonist called to order the first official meeting of the Ernie Bushmiller Society. We heard from curator and cartoonist Brian Walker, Gary Hallgren (Air Pirates, MAD, Hagar the Horrible), Kaz (Underworld), and publisher Pete Maresca on their relationship with the Nancy comic strip.

And more.

Read Jason’s Dispatches from NancyFest 2024 (link is good until June 4 then goes behind a paywall).