Richard Pietrzyk was born in Oak Park, Illinois.
He found an inspiring mentor in cartoonist, Chester Gould.
Richard assisted with art on Dale Messick’s Brenda Starr. Worked with Gould successor Rick Fletcher on Dick Tracy. Wrote scripts for Archie and created stories and characters for Katy Keene. Enjoys the art of caricature, but has a backward way of working. First he creates the drawing, then he tries to find someone to match the face.
When not creating eccentric characters, Richard enjoys sipping flavored coffee at his local coffee shop.