Zig-Zagging: Loving Madly, Losing Badly - How Ziggy Saved My Life
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Zig-Zagging: Loving Madly, Losing Badly - How Ziggy Saved My Life

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Our lives aren't composed like a headstone with a straight line that marks the date of the first breath we take to the last; the journey we're on is really a zigzagging series of unexpected detours. Every detour is a destination unto itself, and regardless of our plans, it's what we don't see coming that often affects us most...

Ziggy cartoonist Tom Wilson didn't see it com...more
ebook, 212 pages
Published January 1st 2009 by Health Communications
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Kathy (Bermudaonion)
Tom Wilson, Jr’s beloved father was the creator of the Ziggy cartoon, so Tom grew up feeling like Ziggy was his younger brother. Tom would sit in the basement with his father and create drawings of his own. Tom attended Miami University and fell in love with Susan, a very spiritual woman. Tom and Susan settled into a quiet, stable life and had two boys.

When Tom’s father became ill, Tom took over drawing the Ziggy cartoon because he felt like no one else knew Ziggy like he does. When Susan was di...more
Tom Wilson has an affecting tale to tell -- about his relationship with his father, about his relationship to art and the character his father created (and he has drawn for many years) Ziggy, about his relationship with his wife and her battle with cancer, and about his anger with God and the subsequent realizations he has come to about life, love, and family. It's obvious that Tom is a talented artist, but writing is not his forte; the book would have benefitted from stronger editing or a co-wr...more
I remember loving this book the first time I read it. This time I quit three-quarters of the way through. Maybe the talk of God pissed me off after the Newtown shootings.
Never knew Ziggy comics were passed from father to son. Great memoir about how having a passion for work can help you survive in difficult times.
Funny. Inspirational. Too short? Honest, but glosses over some details. Poor reproduction of some artwork.
Deb Krill
Another book about the grieving process giving some insight into a cartoonist life, it was okay.
Len Svitenko
Loved this book. Tom's expression of his feelings were real and honest.
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Tom Wilson is the author of the phenomenally popular cartoon Ziggy, which is syndicated internationally in more than 600 newspapers. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with his two sons and is president of Ziggy and Friends, Inc. Wilson is also founder of Character Matters, a branding and marketing firm.
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