TAEM- After our tour of The Baltimore Comic-Con The Arts and Entertainment Magazine & THE EERIE DIGEST began to focus on graphic novel writers and illustrators so that we can introduce them to our readers. One of newest finds to interview is comic strip creator Richard C. White.
Richard, we understand that you first got started when you wrote a sports article for a local paper. Please tell us about this and the career in writing that it generated.
RCW- I had met Don Diehl, the owner/editor of the Hallsville Top, back in Hallsville, Missouri, since we both went to the same church. Even though it was a small weekly paper, I noted there wasn’t a lot of coverage of school events—probably because there were only two other people who worked for the paper. Since I played on most of the school’s sports teams back then, I offered to cover the games for him and he took me up on the offer. The first few articles I submitted were closely scrutinized before he ran them and he was a pretty thorough editor. After a few submissions, I had an idea of what he was looking for and approximately how long they needed to be and so on. (more…)