Nashville, TN – GRAMMY and DOVE award winner Jason Crabb is headed to the “funny papers.” Famed illustrator and writer of the NANCY daily comic strip, Guy Gilchrist, has chosen to highlight the lauded vocalist in an upcoming story arc. The strip is syndicated internationally in 80 countries, and viewed by 57 million readers around the world. On rare occasions Gilchrist will slip his favorite music icons within the frames of his work (most often with their names emblazoned on characters’ tee-shirts or in storefront signage). Such will be the case in the Tuesday, December 3 edition of NANCY when Jason Crabb will be highlighted.
Gilchrist, who resides in the Nashville area, has embedded his love for music within the strip, honoring artists such as Elvis, The Beatles, Charlie Daniels, Rascal Flatts, Patti Page, George Jones, Don McLean, and many more. A collection of these music-related strips were donated to the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. They are currently on display as part of the larger, ongoing exhibit, “Nancy Loves Nashville,” at the Nashville International Airport, which will run through 2015. For more information on NANCY, visit www.nancyandsluggo.com.
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Had a great time today filming an ARTSBREAK segment for NPT with Linda Wei at Guy's inner sanctum today! The short film will begin airing in January!
A BLAST FROM MY CARTOON PAST! A Note from GUY… I just found this old photo from a Cartoonist gathering in San Antonio many years ago! I believe 1999....While I can't remember everyone in this photo let me tell you the people that I do remember here: Back row from left to right. First seeded was Bill Mauldin (Willie and Joe WWII cartoons)and his wife, Bob Staake, Jeff MacNelly(SHOE),me,Will Eisner(The Spirit),?,Rick Kirkman(Baby Blues),Dave Coverly(Speedbump), front: Bil Keane (Family Circus),Bob Thaves(Frank and Ernest), Mike Luckavich, and Bill Amend(Foxtrot). Some of these cartoon legends have left this earthly plane and have found that special place in heaven for those who have made us smile..... And I must tell you, finding this old photo this morning made me smile. Great times with great people! What a blessed life!