World-renowned illustrator, author, comic strip artist, and songwriter, Guy Gilchrist returns with the NorthEast Comic Con to the Boxboro Regency Hotel this November 2018. Best known as Jim Henson’s cartoonist, he created the “Muppets” comic strip, featured in over 660 newspapers daily from 1981 to 1986, and was instrumental in Henson’s “Fraggle Rock”, and the creation of “The Muppet Babies.”
For 22 years (1995-2017), Guy Gilchrist handled the long-running comic strip “Nancy,” a comic strip originally introduced to the public in 1938 by 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 has also set his hand to beloved, high-profile cartoons such as “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “Looney Tunes,” “Tom & Jerry,” “Tiny Toons,” “The Pink Panther,” “Minnie Mouse,” and others. Guy Gilchrist brings his art and wisdom to Boxboro Ma for the NorthEast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza. Joining Gilchrist will be other artists, writers, performers, celebrities and cosplayers for the holiday shopping event for nerds and the people who love them! Come dressed as your favorite character, and show your stuff at the Cosplay Stage for contests and games. Bring your smart phone or digial camera for photo ops. Try your hand at kids crafts with Kim’s Got Craft’s, and play a few video games (current and retro!)
Advance Purchase tickets are still available, with a VIP Experience for Akira Takarada, of Godzilla fame. November 23 – 25, 2018, at the Boxboro Regency Hotel & Conference Center, Boxboro Massachusetts. Free parking, and guaranteed not boring!