ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF INDEPENDENT COMIC BOOK SHOPS TO ALSO FEATURE ILLUSTRATOR ANDY PRICE AND MUSEUM CURATOR JOHN REID
Nashville, Tenn. (May 3, 2013) --Guy Gilchrist, is set to appear at Ricks Comic City’s (located at 2710 Old Lebanon Rd #3, Nashville, TN 37214) Free Comic Book Day celebration Saturday, May 4, 2013. Guy Gilchrist, the famed illustrator of the iconic comic strip character Nancy, will participate in the festivities by leading his “How to Draw” class. Andy Price, the illustrator of My Little Pony, and John Read, curator and owner of his very own traveling comic museum will also join Gilchrist at the Free Comic Book Day event.
“We are very excited to have Guy Gilchrist at our Free Comic Book Day celebration,” said Rick Parman owner of Rick’s Comic City. “The purpose of Free Comic Book Day and comic books in general is to inspire those who come into contact with our art form. Guy’s combination of talent and humor is sure to do just that.”
By Andrew West Delaware State News
DOVER — The many funny faces of Nancy can be found in today's comics section. As always, she and faithful pal Sluggo offer us a moment of amusement.
Believe it or not, Nancy is now 80 years old.
But, in our hearts, she is still 8. "We keep her about three feet tall with that plaid skirt," said artist Guy Gilchrist.
"I think the reason that Nancy hangs around is that all we really want is a smile," he said.
Mr. Gilchrist is in his 18th year of drawing Nancy.
He's the fourth artist to draw the strip since Nancy's originator, Ernie Bushmiller, died in 1982.
"It's a very simple thing," said Mr. Gilchrist. "We're not trendy, we're not political.
“George was the greatest country singer of all time and was featured in my NANCY comic strip many times. I'll find the words....along with the pictures...to pay tribute to George in the comic strip soon, but today, I join all of Nashville and the Country Music world in sending prayers of comfort and love to Nancy and the Jones family.” —Guy Gilchrist