I felt very sad to learn that Iz the Wiz had passed away. Iz was an absolute graffiti legend, he more than lived up to his title of “The Master Blaster” + he had all the best quotes in Style Wars.
I never had the opportunity to meet him in person, though we did write to one another during the early ’90’s. He’d regularly send me outlines, photos and New York fat caps – just the kind of encouragement a young bumpkin needed from an New York king! He was also kind enough to do an interview for my first ever fanzine. Here’s an Iz piece I did for him as a way of thanks, circa ’93. My sincere condolences go out to his family and friends. Iz the Wiz – Rest In Peace.