Guy Gilchrist, at the age of 24, was hand-selected to create Jim Henson’s Muppets Comic Strip that was printed worldwide in 660-plus newspapers daily from 1981 to 1986. Throughout the years, he has set his hand to such notable cartoons as The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Looney Tunes, Tom & Jerry, Tiny Toons, Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock,The Pink Panther, Minnie Mouse, and was instrumental in the creation of The Muppet Babies!
Guy's iconic Muppets artwork was enshrined in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC. as symbolic of a National Treasure in 1984 after he was Guest of Honor at the White House.
Gilchrist took over the iconic Nancy comic strip in 1995, and 2017 marks his twenty-second year drawing Nancy, her Aunt Fritzi, and of course....Sluggo!
Syndicated internationally in 80 countries and some 400 newspapers, Nancy has a viewership of 57 million readers around the world.
Gilchrist has been recognized and honored internationally for his creativity and authorship. He was awarded the National Cartoonist Society's highly coveted Reuben Award in 1997 and again in 1998 for Best Magazine and Book Illustrator, for Night Lights and Pillow Fights – Book One and Book Two. Also for Night Lights and Pillow Fights, he was awarded the Bank Street Award for Best Book of the Year – 1998. He is a three-time award winner of the Best Book of the Year from the International Reading Council of the United Nations, for the Tiny Dinos book series. The Tiny Dinos series was among the top bestselling books at Walden Books.
A strong supporter of charities and children, Gilchrist has been honored for his contributions by Vanderbilt Hospital, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Hartford Children's Medical Center, Shriners Hospitals, and The Angelus. An active supporter and voice for the military and veterans’ causes, Gilchrist has been honored by the armed forces and veterans organizations for his support and work.
Guy lives in Nashville, Tennessee with his beloved Anna, when they are not touring America and the world.
Notable Quotes from Guys Peers and Admirers
Guy's work not only is funny but warms my heart!
Creator of Beetle Bailey and Hi and Lois
I love what Guy Gilchrist is doing and what he's done in comics!
Creator of The Spirit and the Father of the Graphic Novel
Your work is treasured. Thank you for everything you've done. Your characters are a part of America and now the artwork you have created is enshrined in the Smithsonian.
Guy is incredibly talented and I'm so happy to have been an influence on him. A kid of mine who made good!
Creator of Woody Woodpecker and Chilly Willy Animation and Teaching Pioneer
You've represented us ( The Muppets) very well! I love our new life in two dimensions in the comics pages and owe it all to you!
I love what you do!
It is quite obvious that Guy Gilchrist is a successful and amazing cartoonist who has kept Nancy and her friends alive for all of us with great humor and flair… However there is much more to Guy! He is a great guy on every level and his Faith and work ethic is inspiring to all of us… Many Blessings Guy to you and yours…
Joe Bonsall / Oak Ridge Boys