One of the key Disney artists about whom we still know very little is director Nick Nichols. I had the chance to stumble upon an interview with him at the Disney Archives a few weeks ago. I believe it is the only interview with Nichols in existence and I am looking forward to getting a copy of it (it will then need to be transcribed and released in Walt's People, of course).
In the meantime, here is an email I received today from Paul Trotter:
[I have run across information about Disney director Nick (Charles A) Nichols cartoon strips. Prior to his joining Disney he drew several strips including the Adventures of Peter Pen and Just Supposin about 1927-1937. He also sold a cartooning course. I've included some links below.
If you have not seen these before I thought you might find them interesting.
The Adventures of Peter Pen:
(Of course the strip would have been syndicated not just in the paper listed in the above blog)
Cartoon Course: Here and here.]