Nashville, Tenn. (March 18, 2018) – On Friday, March 15, The Gallatin News Examiner and the Hendersonville Star News has named world-renowned cartoonist and illustrator Guy Gilchrist one of 2018’s “Top 25 Influential People of Sumner County.”The list includes individuals that have achieved extraordinary accomplishments, highlighting people from different professions, ages, and backgrounds. See the story here: . Gilchrist, who has been drawing Nancy for the past eighteen years, is also a two-time winner of the prestigious Reuben Award for “Best Illustrator” whose work is permanently enshrined in the Smithsonian Institute, an award-winning children’s book author as well as the co-creator of The Muppet Babies. Gilchrist has also contributed to such notable cartoons as Jim Henson’s The Muppets, The Pink Panther, Fraggle Rock, Night Lights and Pillow Fights, Today’s Dogg, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Looney Tunes, Bugs Bunny and Tom and Jerry, to name a few. For more information on Guy Gilchrist or Nancy¸ please visit nancyandsluggo.com.
Gilchrist is in good company alongside individuals like Corey Brewer, NBA starfor the Denver Nuggets, John Pellegrin, Criminal Defense Attorney who is currently representing Lindsey Lowe in murder case, and Wesley Pentz a.k.a. ‘Diplo’, an American DJand producer.
Mike Towle, General Manager and Editor for Sumner County Publications, reflects back to his childhood and remembers reading Nancy every Sunday.
“As a kid, I read Nancy every week; it was one of the four comic strips I always read. It was so ironic and neat to learn that the illustrator and writer, Guy Gilchrist, was a Sumner County native.”
Following the release of the “Top 25 Influential People of Sumner County” list, it is likely that many residents of Sumner County will feel the same.
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