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Three rocks : the story of Ernie Bushmiller, the man who created Nancy  Cover Image Book Book

Three rocks : the story of Ernie Bushmiller, the man who created Nancy / Bill Griffith.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781419745904
  • ISBN: 1419745905
  • Physical Description: 265 pages : illustrations, black & white ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Abrams ComicArts, 2023.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 264).
Summary, etc.:
From Bill Griffith, creator of Zippy the Pinhead and Nobody's Fool, comes Three Rocks, a biography of cartoonist Ernie Bushmiller, creator of the iconic comic strip Nancy. But this graphic novel is about more than a single comic book artist. It is the story of this American art form, tracing its inception to 1895 with the Yellow Kid, the creation of Nancy in 1933, and all the strips that followed, including Peanuts and The Far Side. Nancy is hailed as the "perfect" comic strip by fans and cartoonists alike. The title Three Rocks refers to the trope of three hemispherical rocks often seen in a Bushmiller landscape -- just enough to communicate environment to the reader. This distillation is exemplary of the iconic, diagrammatic look of Nancy, a comic strip about the nature of what it means to be a comic strip -- the perfect avatar for Griffith to expand upon his philosophy of creating comics.
Subject: Bushmiller, Ernie > Comic books, strips, etc.
Nancy (Fictitious character) > Comic books, strips, etc.
Bushmiller, Ernie. Nancy.
Cartoonists > United States > Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre: Comics (Graphic works)
Biographical comics.
Graphic novels.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Silas Bronson Library.


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Silas Bronson Library - Waterbury GN B BUSHMILLER, E GRI (Text) 34005155913568 Adult New Biography Available -

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