Awards & Winners

Tom Wilson

Date of Birth 01-August-1931
Place of Birth Grant Town
(United States of America, West Virginia, Marion County)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Thomas Albert Wilson
Profession Cartoonist, Artist, Actor, Film Producer, Screenwriter
Thomas Albert Wilson, better known as Tom Wilson, was an American cartoonist. Wilson was the creator of the comic strip Ziggy, which he drew from 1971 to 1987. The strip was then continued by his son, Tom Wilson, Jr. Wilson served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955. He attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, graduating in 1955. He was a Cooper Union art instructor from 1961 to 1962. Wilson's career began in 1950, doing advertisement layouts for Uniontown Newspapers, Inc. In 1955, he joined American Greetings as a designer, becoming Creative Director in 1957 and vice-president of creative development in 1978. While at AG, he developed the Soft Touch greeting card line. He also served as president of Those Characters From Cleveland, AG's character licensing subsidiary.

Awards by Tom Wilson

Check all the awards nominated and won by Tom Wilson.


Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program
Honored for : Ziggy's Gift

Nominations 1983 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program Ziggy's Gift