Guy Gilchrist, at the age of 24, 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 The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Looney Tunes, Tom & Jerry, Tiny Toons, Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock,The Pink Panther, Minnie Mouse, and was instrumental in the creation of The Muppet Babies!
Guy’s iconic Muppets artwork was enshrined in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC. as symbolic of a National Treasure in 1984 after he was Guest of Honor at the White House. Guy Gilchrist took over the iconic Nancy comic strip in 1995, and 2017 marks his twenty-second year drawing Nancy, her Aunt Fritzi, and of course….Sluggo!Syndicated internationally in 80 countries and some 400 newspapers, Nancy has a viewership of 57 million readers around the world. Guy 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 again in 1998 for Best Magazine and Book Illustrator, for Night Lights and Pillow Fights – Book One and Book Two. Also for Night Lights and Pillow Fights, he was awarded the Bank Street Award for Best Book of the Year – 1998. He 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.
Join Guy in this motivational and inspirational workshop where he’ll guide you through fun exercises like fast-paced drawing, cartooning shapes, and construction of characters all while entertaining you with the stories about his years spent working alongside the amazing Jim Henson. You don’t even need to know how to draw! Just bring your sketchbook and pencils and get ready to have fun! And don’t forget to stick around afterwards for a special Q & A!
Saturday, March 10th from 11am-12:30pm
Location: W-16, 2nd floor gallery