Honorary Unsubscribe

Randy Cassingham’s Honorary Unsubscribe Recognizes the Unknown, the Forgotten and the Often Obscure People who Had an Impact on Our Lives.
These are the people you will wish you had known.

Ziggy creator

Tom Wilson

An artist (he graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 1955), Wilson started his career doing newspaper advertising layouts. In 1955, he started working for American Greetings as a designer, rising to Creative Director in 1957 and vice-president of creative development in 1978. But he’ll be best remembered as a cartoonist: he created “Ziggy” in 1971, and grew it to syndication in 500 newspapers worldwide. He drew the panel until 1987, when it was taken over by his son, Tom Jr. The senior Wilson died September 16 after fighting lung cancer. He was 80.

From This is True for 18 September 2011


Honorary Unsubscribe Books

HU BooksThe Early Writeups from This is True's popular Honorary Unsubscribe feature are now available for your Kindle (or Kindle software for your smartphone, tablet, or computer) as low-cost ebooks.

See details on Volume 1 (covering 1998 through 2000), Volume 2 (2001 through 2003), Volume 3 (2004 through 2006), and Volume 4 (2007 through 2009).

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