Gig Wailgum created Santa Clops® over 20 years ago while in the Masters of Illustration program at the School at the Visual Arts in New York City.

He has drawn Santa Clops® for newspaper covers, greeting cards, art galleries and comics. When Gig is not drawing or writing stories about one-eyed Santas he is often coaching his son’s sports teams. Mr. Wailgum lives in Connecticut.