- Made in: Korea for American Greetings
- Vintage: - 1982
- Details: This mini figure of the famous "Ziggy" cartoon character has a way of brightening up everyone's day. This one, holding a heart, is of the older figurines, made in porcelain and not plastic as seen later on in the 90's. It still has the original labe that tells us it's from 1982 (MCMLXXXII). Ziggy was created by cartoonist Tom Wilson in 1971. He has a sweet, easy going personality, is portrayed as an animal lover, (he has a dog, cat, fish, parrot, and even a pet rock. The cartoon strip became very popular with the lovable loser, things never went according to plan for poor Ziggy, eventually appearing in over 500 daily and Sunday newspapers. What followed was an extensive licensed character merchandising campaign that included figurines, plaques, T-shirts, buttons, drinking glasses, lunch boxes, mugs, greeting cards, trinket boxes, and much more. This is a highly collectible piece that will warm the heart of any collector or Ziggy fan.
- Material: Porcelain
- Dimensions: Approx 2.5 inches Tall (to the tip of his nose) and 2.25 inches Wide.
- Condition: Vintage - Used. Excellent condition. No cracks, chips or crazing, could use a gentle cleaning. Please remember these are VINTAGE and ANTIQUE items, they are NOT new. Every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear and imperfections. Refunds will not be given unless there’s gross misrepresentation of condition.
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Tom Wilson was was an American cartoonist but also a very talented painter. His works have appeared in the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Society of Illustrators annual show in New York. Tom's career started in 1950, and in 1955 he joined American Greetings as a designer, becoming Creative Director in 1957 and vice-president of creative development in 1978. He is the creator of Ziggy, which he drew from 1971 to 1987. In 1987, his son, Tom Wilson Jr. continued drawing Ziggy and has continued to produce the strip ever since. Tom Wilson died on September 21, 2011 at the age of 80.