August 10 is the publication date for another of Craig Yoe's great books, this time a compilation of Ernie Bushmiller's Fritzi Ritz. Fritzi is aunt to Nancy, who was introduced into the strip and eventually took it over. Not in my heart, though. For me, it's all about Fritzi.
Despite my love for the girl, I only have a couple of all-Fritzi comics in my collection, including this raggedy United Comics #13, from 1950. These are the Fritzi strips from that issue. Cartoonist Ernie Bushmiller didn't do much intellectualizing when it came to humor. It's all out there for easy reading and getting the joke. His jokes are full of pretty girls, dumb guys, cornball domestic situations, yet it all works, and he did it for decades.
I did a posting of classic Fritzi covers in Pappy's #115, April 2007.
Consider Fritzi's niece, Nancy, who has been 8-years-old since World War II! No wonder she's frustrated. Nancy is a woman in a child's body, never allowed to come out.