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Artist identification

I know Guy Gilchrist had this one in his collection (in his attic actually) and I recall it being a Western story drawn in the style he used for the first year of the Muppets comic strip. When I got here the Wiki was crediting this story to Daryl Cagle. Cagle did the artwork for other Crayola pieces, but what (very little) of the art that's visible on this page is clearly by Gilchrist. There's a Gonzo and a Fozzie (which I've just uploaded) which are drawn in Gilchrist's style. I recall this being a good one as well - if anyone's got this I'd like to see scans of the actual art. -- User:Tygerbug

I'm not comfortable with the "pure and unmistakably" sort of claim. If there's a dispute and the art isn't clear, I'd rather the name be removed entirely until either the artist can be contacted (very doable with Daryl Cagle) or a consensus reached. Cagle has a list and samples of many of his Muppet pieces (including toothbrush art, which I couldn't determine between Cagle or Gilchrist). Also, don't forget to sign your signature using four tildes, like this: ~~~~. -- Andrew Leal (talk) 02:46, November 4, 2013 (UTC)
I'm the son of Guy Gilchrist, so I recognize his style and remember what he was working on back in the day, and what he had in his studio. I've just spotted one of these on Ebay as well. Tygerbug (talk) 02:48, November 4, 2013 (UTC)
Yeah, it's definitely Gilchrist; it looks like the comic strip. I don't know why I wrote that it was drawn by Cagle. I must have been terribly confused that day. Thanks for fixing it! -- Danny 02:54, November 4, 2013 (UTC)
I just uploaded the picture of Fozzie which makes it a lot clearer that this is Gilchrist. There wouldn't be much evidence for who drew it otherwise! Tygerbug (talk) 03:12, November 4, 2013 (UTC)
I've just corrected a few of the other Gilchrist credits also. He usually signed his stuff as well. Cagle's style is a bit more "Jack Davis" if that makes sense. The style on some of the Oral-B toothbrushes is surprisingly close, but on others it definitely isn't so I have no trouble believing they're all by Cagle. Tygerbug (talk) 02:56, November 4, 2013 (UTC)
Someone really should buy and scan this one!  http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-CRAYOLA-MUPPETS-COLOR-FUN-THEATER-SET-FACTORY-SEALED-VINTAGE-MIB-/221104657966  Tygerbug (talk) 03:12, November 4, 2013 (UTC)
Aha! Thanks for explaining the relationship, so yeah, never mind. I don't doubt that you could recognize your dad's style (it's just we've had occasional issues based purely on "It kind of looks like" in the past claims, with all kinds of wild theories thrown around, often with little frame of reference). Thanks for the info and correction, as well as the stuff you've been uploading and finding! -- Andrew Leal (talk) 03:33, November 4, 2013 (UTC)

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