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Nancy Loves Nashville: Illustrations by Guy Gilchrist

Nancy Loves Nashville

Nancy Loves Nashville: Illustrations by Guy Gilchrist

Concourse C Food and Retail Court

February 2013 - December 2015

Nashville, Tenn., is proudly the current home to the famed comic strip character Nancy.

More than 60 original pen and ink cartoons will be on display during this year-long exhibit, which celebrates Nancy's 80th anniversary.

Nancy has been drawn by only a handful of artists after the passing of her original creator, Ernie Bushmiller (1933-1982): Al Plastino (1982-83), Mark Laskey (Briefly in 1983), Jerry Scott (1984-94) and currently Guy Gilchrist (1995-present), who returned Nancy to her more traditional form. Despite the change of hands throughout the years, the United Feature Syndicate cartoon, Nancy, still has 57 million readers in 80 countries in 400 newspapers around the world.

About the Artist, Guy Gilchrist

Guy Gilchrist is the world-renowned cartoonist who took over the classic newspaper comic strip Nancy in 1995. His credits include drawing “Jim Henson’s Muppets” comic strip, among other high-profile cartoons including Looney Tunes, Bugs Bunny, Tom & Jerry, The Pink Panther, Fraggle Rock, and Tiny Dinos. He was also co-creator of Muppet Babies. Guy Gilchrist is a two-time winner of the National Cartoonists Society’s prestigious Reuben Award for Best Illustrator and his work is permanently enshrined in the Smithsonian Institute.

A portion of the artwork in this exhibition has been made available by the Country Music Hall of Fame.

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