Profiled: Guy Gilchrist inspired by Nashville scene

USA Today profiles Nancy cartoonist Guy Gilchrist and how his new hometown of Nashville TN is energizing him.

But while Gilchrist has preserved the strip’s style and tone, he’s also taken Nancy in new directions. Peanuts creator Charles Schulz once gave him a valuable bit of advice: The only way to do a comic strip 365 days a year is “to just be honest, and try to be funny at the same time.”

“Even though I could draw a bit like Ernie and I understood how he constructed his gags, the gags came from me,” Gilchrist says. “It was my children, and then my grandchildren, and my life.”