Chester Gould [1901-1985]

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Chester Gould


The creator of "Dick Tracy," cartoonist Chester Gould started out in the advertising and sports departments of various Chicago newspapers-and as a night student at Northwestern University's School of Commerce, from which he graduated in 1923. His break came in 1931, when Joseph Medill Patterson of the Chicago Tribune-New York Daily News Syndicate first published Gould's "Dick Tracy" comic strip. The cartoon's enduring popularity recently inspired a feature film starring fellow Northwestern alum Warren Beatty.

Gould's cartoons