Gil (comic strip)

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Author(s)Norm Feuti
Current status/scheduleSunday Only
Launch dateJanuary 2, 2012; 7 years ago (January 2, 2012)[1]
Syndicate(s)King Features Syndicate[2]

Gil is a syndicated comic strip written and illustrated by the American cartoonist 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]


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]


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]

Troy Cheryl's boyfriend

Voltron Gil and Cheryl's cat

Mr. Klopec Gil's neighbor, who usually is seen on the porch of the apartment building


  1. ^ a b "Gil, A New Strip by Norm Feuti, Debuts Nationwide". Comics Beat. Archived from the original on 2012-03-23. 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.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ ""Gil Coming to an End,", 2 December 2013". Archived from the original on 2013-12-06. Retrieved 2013-12-03.
  5. ^ ""GIL Returns to Providence Journal Sunday Comics Page,", 11, May 2014". Archived from the original on 2014-07-14. Retrieved 2014-06-06.
  6. ^ a b "Comics take on serious topics". Fay Observer. 2012-03-12. Archived from the original on 2012-03-13. Retrieved 2012-04-02.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g "Character Dynamics". Gil Comics Blog. Archived from the original on 2013-01-24. 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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