Penciller, inker, comic book editor but most of all, cartoonist Wildman is a Connecticut native who entered the commercial art field in the 1950s. In the late 1960s he became the principal cartoonist for the Popeye comic strip. He has been honored by the National Cartoonist Society as the Best Cartoonist, Humor Division (1982), and with other nominations for Best Penciller and Best Inker (1974), and by the Popeye Fan Club for Lifetime Achievement. His Popeye "pop up" book and Popeye wooden Easter egg are housed in the Smithsonian Institution. Wildman operates the Wildman Creative Studios where he produces hidden object and stamp collecting cartoon products.