NEComicCon would like to welcome world-renowned illustrator, author, comic strip artist, and songwriter, Guy Gilchrist, best known as Jim Henson’s cartoonist. Guy will be at the The NorthEast ComicCon & Collectibles Extravaganza on March 11-13, 2022 meeting with fans, signing autographs, photo ops with fans.
He created the “Muppets” comic strip (printed worldwide in 660-plus newspapers daily from 1981 to 1986), and was instrumental in Henson’s “Fraggle Rock,” as well as the creation of “The Muppet Babies.” Some of his iconic Muppets artwork was enshrined in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. His work was declared a National Treasure in 1984 by First Lady Nancy Reagan. Throughout the years, Guy Gilchrist has set his hand to some of the most beloved, high-profile cartoons, such as “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “Looney Tunes,” “Tom & Jerry,” “Tiny Toons,” “The Pink Panther,” “Minnie Mouse,” and others.
In 1995, Gilchrist took control of the internationally syndicated, long-running comic strip “Nancy,” originally introduced to the public in 1938 by the celebrated illustrator Ernie Bushmiller. Gilchrist returned the strip to the simple, yet impactful, illustration style introduced by Bushmiller. Like its creator, Gilchrist would also often inject subtle, meaningful, sub-themes in the panel’s background. Reflective of Gilchrist’s love for music and his life in Music City, characters were often drawn wearing concert T-shirts or listening to music; Aunt Fritzi was portrayed as a music critic, and occasionally, artists were drawn in cartoon form or given a personal shout out. In 2013, Gilchrist proudly identified Three Rocks (the fictional home of Nancy) as a small suburb located on the outskirts of Nashville – forever cementing the strip with the iconic “it” city. He retired from writing the daily Nancy cartoon in 2018 after 23 years to devote more time to his other varied creative interests.
Gilchrist is also an award-winning writer and illustrator of children’s books with 42 titles to his name, including the acclaimed “Night Lights & Pillow Fights”, garnering multiple awards. He won both the Reuben Awards from the National Cartoonists Society in the Best Book Illustrator category in both 1998 and 1999, and three Children’s Choice Awards by the International Reading Council. For more information on Guy Gilchrist, please visit aGuyGilchristProduction.com.
October 5, 2020, “Monster Dance,” (penned by Eva Lou with illustrations by Gilchrist, and published by Madeleine Editions) was released internationally as both an animated, interactive Apple book or physical book. The book teaches young children how tame the COVID-19 monster, and that with proper hygiene and careful safety measures, the monster is not nearly as scary. This is the first enhanced/interactive animated book for children ages 3-6 to teach them how to live in a pandemic world. Read more about this book, here: https://madeleineeditions.com/stories/monster-dance/
On January 20th, 2022, Guy Gilchrist announce his collaboration with Camille and Kennerly Kitt, known worldwide as The Harp Twins, for their upcoming music video “Rainbow Connection,” set to premiere this Friday (January 21) on the duo’s YouTube channel (CamilleandKennerly). The Harp Twins, who are known for their unique harp arrangements and unusual harp covers of hits by artists such as Billy Idol, Iron Maiden, and Metallica, have amassed over 2.5 million fans on social media and over 135 million views. The viral duo will utilize Gilchrist’s illustrations to establish the magical setting for their rendition of the Paul Williams/Kenneth Ascher masterpiece. The Harp Twins will also be performing each day at the The NorthEast ComicCon & Collectibles Extravaganza on March 11-13, 2022, as well as meeting with fans to sign autographs, and take photos with fans.
NorthEast ComicCon & Collectibles Extravaganza March 13-15 takes place at the Boxboro Regency Hotel and Conference Center right of Route 495 near Route 2 in Boxborough, Massachusetts.
For a limited time (and a limited quantity) hotel room nights during the ComicCon will be available for only $100 per room per night, and each room booked will include a weekend pass to the show – including concerts and afterparties!
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Don’t delay – purchase today- while supply lasts! Or Call the Boxboro Regency Hotel at 978-263-8701 and ask for the current ComicCon rate.
Night-time Entertainment in Hotel Courtyard include
Friday, March 11th: THE FOOLS
Saturday, March 12th: Celebrity Fan-Tasy Karaoke