Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Guy Gilchrist at Fan Expo

Writer, artist, musician Guy Gilchrist might be best known for the comic strip Nancy. As iconic as that character and strip is, Gilchrist's creations go well beyond that.
In addition to Nancy, he produced a Muppets comic strip for several years with his brother. He also designed logos for Minor League Baseball teams, including the Portland Sea Dogs, New Britain Rock Cats and Norwich Navigators. He also worked with the Pink Panther, Tom & Jerry, Looney Tunes, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Minnie Mouse. He has also written many children's books.
Gilchrist is one of the more popular guests at Fan Expo events. With his varied accomplishments, he appeals to a wide range of fans, including me. I first met him years ago and was so excited.
While I lament the decline of newspapers and comic strips therein, I cherish the memories of reading them even as an adult. Nancy is iconic and Gilchrist was a huge part of its legacy for more than 20 years.
Fan Expo hosts several conventions across the country. The next one March 15-17 in Toronto. Go to for more info, guest lists and schedules.
 Guy Gilchrist and me in Rosemont, IL-August 2024.

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