'JIM HENSON'S CARTOONIST'
Guy Gilchrist will always be known as "Jim Henson’s Cartoonist," having been hand picked by Jim Henson himself to create The Muppets Comic Strip that was printed worldwide in 660-plus newspapers daily from 1981 to 1986.
Guy's Muppets work was deemed a "National Treasure" by First Lady Nancy Reagan and enshrined in the Smithsonian Institution. Guy worked closely with Jim and Muppet Designer, Michael K. Frith, becoming instrumental in the creation of the Muppet Babies and working on Fraggle Rock, too.
In the 1980s, Guy also became one of the first cartoonists to work on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and also did memorable work on Looney Tunes, Tom & Jerry, and The Pink Panther!
For the last 23 years he has written and drawn the internationally syndicated comic strip Nancy.
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 in 1998 the Society honored him for Best Magazine and Book Illustrator in connection with Gilchrist’s work on Night Lights and Pillow Fights – Book One and Book Two.
Also with respect to Night Lights and Pillow Fights, Gilchrist was awarded the Bank Street Award for Best Book of the Year – 1998. Gilchrist 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.
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