Not Just for Kids: the enduring popularity of cartoons

Nancy. Photo credit: NancyandSluggo.com

Nancy. Photo credit: NancyandSluggo.com

The demise of cartoons and comics has been predicted for years. With a social  media driven world and the decline of print, newspaper comics and cartoons were expect to go the way of 8-track players. Yet somehow, they’re seeing a revival in popularity.

So what is it about comics that allows them to survive in the digital age?

Guy Gilchrist, the award-winning cartoonist of the Nancy Comic Strip. Photo credit: NancyandSluggo.com

Guy Gilchrist, the award-winning cartoonist of the Nancy Comic Strip. Photo credit: NancyandSluggo.com

Guy Gilchrist, the internationally award-winning cartoonist of the ‘Nancy’ comic strip, joined us on Hofstra’s Morning Wake Up Call today to tell us. He says cartoons have a universal theme and serve as an escape from the pressures of everyday life.

Gilchrist also created Jim Henson’s The Muppets comic strip and has worked on Fraggle Rock, The Pink Panther and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

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