Gil (comic strip)

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Author(s) Norm Feuti
Website Gil
Current status / schedule Sunday Only
Launch date 2012-01-02[1]
Syndicate(s) King Features Syndicate[2]

Gil is a syndicated comic strip written and illustrated by Norm Feuti. It is distributed by King Features Syndicate.[2][1][3]

On 2 December 2013, Feuti announced that Gil would cease publication at the end of the year.[4] However, on May 11, 2014, Feuti announced that Gil would return as a Sunday-only comic in the Providence Journal.[5]

Setting[edit]

Gil the title character, is a chubby elementary school student who is usually picked last in school for sports.[3] He lives with his divorced factory working mother Cheryl.[3][6][7] Gil prefers instead to live in a nuclear family, thinking it would give him superpowers.[6] He is shown visiting his father Frank every week.[7][8]

Cast[edit]

Gil A chubby and cheerful eight-year-old boy, who loves comic books, video games and superheroes. He is an only child who lives with his mother and visits his father on alternate weekends.[7]

Shandra Gil’s best friend, neighbor, and classmate. Shandra’s parents also are divorced. She has signature puffy pigtails and a very sensible attitude. She is a loyal friend and a very supportive confidante.[7]

Cheryl Gil's mom is a very hardworking single mother who works full-time in a factory.[7]

Frank Gil's dad is shown to be a lazy underachiever.[7]

Morgan is Gil’s mean-spirited classmate and antagonist.[7]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Gil, A New Strip by Norm Feuti, Debuts Nationwide". Comics Beat. Retrieved 2012-04-02. 
  2. ^ a b "Gil". King Features Syndicate. Retrieved 2012-04-02. 
  3. ^ a b c "That's seriously funny: Comics tackle tough issues". Economic Times. 2012-03-06. Retrieved 2012-04-02. 
  4. ^ "Gil Coming to an End," gilcomics.com, 2 December 2013
  5. ^ "GIL Returns to Providence Journal Sunday Comics Page," rovidencejournal.com, 11, May 2014
  6. ^ a b "Comics take on serious topics". Fay Observer. 2012-03-12. Retrieved 2012-04-02. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g "Character Dynamics". Gil Comics Blog. Retrieved 2012-04-02. 
  8. ^ "KIRBY: Comic strips and what you think is funny". The Sun Chronicle. 2012-03-18. Retrieved 2012-04-02. 

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