Tom Wilson was an American cartoonist. Wilson was the creator of the comic strip Ziggy, which he drew from 1971 to 1987. Wilson's career began in 1950, doing advertisement layouts for Uniontown Newspapers, Inc. In 1955, he joined American Greetings (AG) 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. He made his mark in animation with the 1982 Emmy Award-winning Christmas special, Ziggy's Gift, which was released on VHS video in 2002 and DVD in 2005. He received the Purchase award in the Butler Institute of American Art's annual exhibition.