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INTERVIEW: Tom Wilson, cartoonist, ZIGGY

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Interviews by Bob Andelman

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Ziggy cartoonist Tom Wilson details his struggles following the loss of his wife to breast cancer

Tom Wilson is the author of the phenomenally popular cartoon Ziggy, which is syndicated internationally in more than 600 newspapers.

After losing his beloved young wife to breast cancer, it’s up to him to raise two children alone and keep the laughs coming in his cartoons worldwide—even as his own personal orbit is falling apart. In Zig-Zagging: Loving Madly, Losing Badly, How Ziggy Saved My Life—a mesmerizing and nostalgic account of a beloved artist’s life—Wilson details his compelling journey from growing up in the shadow of his father’s genius to inheriting an iconic cartoon when his father falls ill, all while struggling to overcome a crippling depression.

As President of Ziggy and Friends, Inc., and founder of Character Matters, Wilson has worked extensively with national organizations, non-profits, and corporations. A frequent speaker, branding consultant, artist, and father of two, Tom continues to write.

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