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Having an awesome time filming a segment for tomorrow morning!

IMG 9778Wednesday, April 22 Guy will be on W TNH TV Channel 8 New Haven Connecticut and New York. Here are some behind the scenes photos of the crazy Cartoonist's drawing lessons and fun! 9am EST "CT STYLE with Teresa and Ryan! Other pics of Guy with Stephanie Simoni, Ace Reporter and Gil Simmons, Meteorologist!

Award Winning Nancy Cartoonist Guy Gilchrist Is Drawn To St. Jude’s Children Hospital On April 28th Along With Other Leading Cartoonists From The National Cartoonists Society Cartoonists Aims To Bring Smiles To The Youngest Of Patients

Nashville, TN/April 20, 2015 – Award winning internationally syndicated cartoonist and author of the iconic Nancy comic strip, Guy Gilchrist will be bringing joy to patients at St. Jude’s Children Hospital in Memphis, TN on April 28, 2015 along with cartoonists Tom Richmond of Mad Magazine; Stephan Pastis of Pearls Before Swine; and Greg Cravens of Buckets from the National Cartoonists Society. Gilchrist and the other cartoonists will be drawing with the children at the hospital the entire day going from room to room bringing a blend of creativity and humor to the children. Gilchrist has appeared in the past at St. Jude’s and believes that bringing smiles to the faces of the children at the hospital is one of the most important things he does. The cartoonists will also be providing the young patients with 250 gift bags that will have assorted comics inside.

“St. Jude’s stands for hope for so many children,” said Guy Gilchrist. “The faces of the children light up with smiles as we draw. Bringing even one smile to one of these children means more to me than can be imagined. Nancy and I are glad to be helping St. Jude’s.”

Gilchrist and the other cartoonists will be appearing at St. Jude’s all day on April 28th. They will bring to life some of the iconic cartoon characters that they have drawn over the years. John Lotshaw who assists Gilchrist with Nancy will be with Gilchrist for the event.

Guy Gilchrist at the age of 24, he was hand-selected to create Jim Henson’s Muppets Comic Strip which 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 Looney Tunes, Tom & Jerry, Fraggle Rock and The Pink Panther and was instrumental in the creation of The Muppet Babies. He resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

Syndicated internationally in 80 countries and some 400 newspapers, Nancy 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. 

Additional information may be obtained at www.nancyandsluggo.com.

PARIS TN: From Nancy and Sluggo to Lakewood

552e8e78b77e6.imageBY MELANIE HOWARD
POST-INTELLIGENCER

“Don’t let anyone tell you your dream can’t come true,” an international cartoonist told a group of Lakewood School fifth-graders Tuesday.

“But you have to work for it.”

Guy Gilchrist, who has drawn the cartoon “Nancy”for the past 20 years, brought a message encouraging the children to lead positive lives, including taking care of the environment.

The program was hosted by the Henry County Litter Program and sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

“Laugh, smile, be kind to one another, be a positive person,” Gilchrist told the students. “One of the ways we can be positive is by helping the world out.

“If you chuck something out your car window, that is not cool. It makes you look like a pig and someone else has to pick it up,” he said. “You guys know more about not littering than most grown-ups do,” he said as he asked for ways the students thought they could help the environment.

Suggestions included recycling, carpooling and picking up trash.

Along with his environmental message, Gilchrist challenged students not only to dream about their futures, but to actively pursue those dreams.

“When I was a boy, this was my dream,” Gilchrist said of his cartooning.

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