EXPIRED: 09/16/11 – Tom Wilson Sr., 80, was an artist at American Greetings, a greeting card company in Cleveland, Ohio.. While working there he published a cartoon character named Ziggy in a 1969 cartoon collection, “When You’re Not Around.” Two years later Ziggy was featured as a strip in 15 newspapers, and now – with the strip created by Wilson’s son, Tom Wilson Jr., Ziggy appears in over 500 papers worldwide as well as in  books, calendars and greeting cards.

Ziggy, like his creator, has an endearing wit and is always optimistic regardless of what the world has in store.

Wilson also was responsible for creating Strawberry Shortcake and the Care Bears but it’s Ziggy who is closest to my heart.



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