Award winning internationally syndicated cartoonist and author of the iconic Nancy comic strip, Guy Gilchrist will be appearing at Toonfest 2014 at 207 N. Main Street USA, Marceline, MO at 257 on September 18-21 2014. Gilchrist will be a Special Grand Marshal in the Toonfest Parade and taking part in the 9th Annual Cartoon Art Show and Silent Auction at the Walsworth Community Center from 11 am to 5 pm CT. He is doing a one man art show retrospective at the Walt Disney Hometown Museum for his third year. Gilchrist will also be signing copies of his new book, Nancy that is a collection of his Nancy comics. Toonfest celebrates cartooning and animation in Marceline, Missouri, the hometown of Walt Disney.
“I am very honored and humbled to be taking part at Toonfest 2014,” said Guy Gilchrist, the cartoonist of Nancy. “It is a special honor to be doing my art show retrospective at the Walt Disney Hometown Museum. Disney’s influence on cartoons and my love of cartoons and ultimately my career is immense. I look forward to having a wonderful time showing everyone how to have fun drawing cartoons, and at the same time provide the keys to unlocking the audiences’ most cherished gifts and dreams.
“I believe in the magic of today and tomorrow,” continued Gilchrist. “I believe in the dreams and gifts of each and every person. I know that we haven’t even begun to live our lives and I believe after my presentation audience members will walk away not just having had fun drawing Nancy and The Muppets but with a new, and renewed motivation on how to live their dreams and lives to the fullest.”
Guy Gilchrist at the age of 24, he 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 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Looney Tunes, Tom & Jerry, Fraggle Rock and The Pink Panther and was instrumental in the creation of The Muppet Babies. He and his wife reside in Nashville, Tennessee.
Syndicated internationally in 80 countries and some 400 newspapers, Nancy (nancyandsluggo.com) has a viewership of 57 million readers around the world. And as fans of the the comic strip know, Nancy resides in the fictional town of Three Rocks with her Aunt Fritzi and friend, Sluggo. Gilchrist took over the Nancy comic strip in 1995. In 2013 he unveiled a one-of-a-kind exhibit, Nancy Loves Nashville, at the Nashville International Airport that revealed the location of Three Rocks as a suburb just outside of Nashville.