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,” “Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock,” “The Pink Panther,” “Minnie Mouse,” and others, but he is best known for his work in creating Jim Henson’s “Muppets” comic strip (printed worldwide in 660-plus newspapers daily from 1981 to 1986) and for being instrumental in the creation of “The Muppet Babies.” Some of his iconic Muppets artwork was enshrined in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. as a National Treasure in 1984.
In 1995, Guy 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, yet meaningful, sub-themes in the panel’s background. Reflective of Gilchrist’s love for music and 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.
Gilchrist is also an award-winning writer and illustrator of children’s books (42 titles to his name, including the acclaimed “Night Lights & Pillow Fights”), garnering 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.
Admission for the NorthEast Comic Con is cost-effective for families with advance purchase tickets for all three dates, this July 6-8 2018! Joining Guy will be other artists, actors, authors and performers, all with amazing original art and stories. Live entertainment is available all weekend, including a concert both Friday & Saturday nights, and Cosplay contests and participants roaming the hotel.
NorthEast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza, July 6, 7, & 8, at the Boxboro Regency Hotel in Boxboro Ma. Children under 10 are free (with adult supervision). Free Parking, and guaranteed not boring!