Wertz’s Sketchy Interview
Gothamist continues its Sketchy Interview series with Julia Wertz. Read it here.
Ms. Wertz first contribution to the New Yorker appeared in the issue of August 3, 2015.
Mischa Richter”s Strictly Richter
David Pomerantz has sent along this interesting piece from 2016 about the late Mischa Richter’s strip, Strictly Richter.
A sidenote: when I interviewed Mr. Richter years ago for my Arno biography I asked him about the obvious (to me) Arno influence in his early work. Surprisingly, Richter disavowed any influence whatsoever.
Mr. Richter’s entry on the Spill‘s A-Z:
Mischa Richter (photo above courtesy of Sarah Geraghty Herndon). Born, Kharkov, Russia, 1910. Died, March 23, 2001. New Yorker work: January 10, 1942 – January 20, 2003 ; Key books: This One’s On Me! (McGraw-Hill, 1945) , The Cartoonist’s Muse, co-authored by Harald Bakken (Contemporary Books, 1992).