Friday, August 22

Chester Gould

Wikipedia - "Chester Gould (November 20, 1900 – May 11, 1985) was an American cartoonist, best known as the creator of the Dick Tracy comic strip, which he wrote and drew from 1931 to 1977, incorporating numerous colorful and monstrous villains. ... The original comic was based after a New York detective that Gould was interested in at the time. The comic then branched to the fictional character that became so famous. He drew the comic strip for the next 46 years from his home in Woodstock, Illinois. Gould's stories were rarely pre-planned, since he preferred to improvise stories as he drew them. While fans praised this approach as producing exciting stories, it sometimes created awkward plot developments that were difficult to resolve."
The Chester Gould Dick Tracy Museum
amazon: Books by Chester Gould
vimeo: Art Spiegelman on Dick Tracy, Chester Gould, and more
YouTube: Chester Gould appearance on The Fred Waring Show