Muppets Cartoonist Joins the Fight With New Interactive Coloring Project, Downloadable Original Artwork

Fraggle Rock, Mudpie, Tiny Dinos, The Muppets
 Guy Gilchrist’s illustrations are among the most prominent and widely recognized American cartoon icons of the 20th century. His career as an artist encompasses other classics outside of the Jim Henson properties, including Minnie Mouse, Pink Panther, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, X-Men, Tom & Jerry, and the Looney Tunes. His work spans decades of newspaper comic strips, coloring books, merchandise and television programs, and is even among the exhibits enshrined in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

Above, Guy Gilchrist hunched over his drawing table, surrounded by his fellow artist brother Brad, Ms. Piggy, Kermit the Frog, and Fozzie Bear of Muppet fame. To left, Guy poses with Muppet Master and colleague Jim Henson.
" I am often asked 'why is it and HOW is it that you can draw so fast'.
I always tell them the truth... I just can't wait to see you smile! "
Guy Gilchrist

Today, Guy joins in the fight against COVID, in a new interactive art project: in the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing Guy Gilchrist original drawings, including doodles that inspire laughter, comics that spark nostalgia, and coloring book pages that you can download for free from

We challenge the community to join us in this art project and in supporting our frontline! Send us your colorings, and in turn we’ll help send these to hospitals to share with healthcare workers and patients all across the country.

Finally, we’re counting on everyone to send us ideas, sketches, photos and stories to help inspire Guy’s next drawing: send your submissions to us at!

Above, Guy poses with characters he's penned: Baby Muppet Kermit, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Donatello, The Pink Panther, and Nancy of the titular comic strip

To left, Guy stands outside the White House while perusing a program for the 1984 Parade Event, with his friends The Fraggles and Fozzie Bear. He was invited as a Guest of Honor.
For more about Guy Gilchrist’s ongoing work, visit, and check out more of his artwork below and on Instagram @GuyFGilchrist. Follow along at for Guy’s latest sketches, coloring pages, and art challenges inspired by the fight against COVID. Thank you Guy, for giving the world so many years of happiness through your art, and for using your talents now to spread awareness and bring hope for a brighter tomorrow. Together, we are stronger!
Guy donning a custom Muppets cloth facemask sewn by artist and model Lhars Ebersold (Instagram @lharsebersold)
“ Be kind to everyone, always ”
Jim Henson
Puppeteer, animator, cartoonist
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