December 15, 2022 – Dreamcatcher Artists released Tenille Arts’ moving “Motel On The Moon” track two weeks ago and turned to award-winning cartoonist Guy Gilchrist to create a special animated illustration for the alternative cover art this week.
“Guy was the perfect person to illustrate this alternate version of the ‘Motel On The Moon’ artwork,” said Tenille. “But after digging into his career and everything he’s done, I honestly couldn’t believe he agreed to do it!”
Longtime Nashville resident Gilchrist was an integral member of Jim Henson’s creative team working Muppets, Fraggle Rock, Muppet Babies and more. Looney Tunes, Disney, Tiny Toons and others dot his impressive resume. As writer and illustrator for the popular “Nancy” comic strip, he regularly dropped country stars names and images into the weekly story lines.
“I am a huge fan of Tenille and I am very grateful that I was able to be a part of such a wonderful creative collaboration,” said Gilchrist.
Tenille wraps up U.S. touring in Sarasota tonight before heading home to Canada for the holidays and a New Year’s Eve performance in Enoch, Alberta.
About Guy Gilchrist: Guy Gilchrist will always be known as “Jim Henson’s Cartoonist,” having created “The Muppets” comic strip (KFS) for newspapers around the world from 1981-1986, and having a leading role on Jim’s creative team on “Muppet Babies,” “Fraggle Rock,” and other Henson creations.
He has also headed publishing and/or licensing for TMNT, “Tom and Jerry,” Looney Tunes, Tiny Toons, “Pink Panther,” and Disney among other cartoon icons.
Guy is the author of 50+ children’s books of his own creations, and has been given three Children’s Choice Awards from the International Reading Council of The United Nations for his Tiny Dinos series, as well as garnering two Silver Reuben Awards from the National Cartoonists Society (NCS) for Night Lights & Pillow Fights Volumes l & ll.
Guy’s Muppets work was permanently enshrined in the Smithsonian in 1984, with First Lady Nancy Reagan declaring him “a national treasure.”
For 23 years, he also wrote and drew the “Nancy” comic strip (UFS)(Universal), the “Night Lights” comic strip, “Mudpie” comic strip, and the “Your Angels Speak” comic strip for various news syndicates.
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