Collection: Ernie Bushmiller

Ernie Bushmiller (1905–1982) was an American cartoonist best known for creating the daily comic strip Nancy, which has remained in print since 1938. After completing the eighth grade, Bushmiller dropped out of school and began working as a copy boy at the New York World. There, he ran errands, observed his cartoonist colleagues, and eventually picked up illustration assignments such as lettering speech balloons and designing crossword puzzles. In 1925, he was given the chance to take over Larry Whittington’s comic strip Fritzi Ritz, which evolved into the long-running strip Nancy.
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