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Chester Gould (1900–1985)

Chester Gould was interested in comics from an early age. He wrote and drew several strips while attending Oklahoma A&M University and at Northwestern University (where he graduated in 1921). After graduating from the Chicago Art Institute in 1923, Gould went to work for a Chicago area newspaper. Gould found work illustrating several minor comic ... See full bio »


(age 84) in Woodstock, Illinois, USA

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 1991 Thwarted (Short) (characters)
 1990 Dick Tracy (TV Movie) (comic strip characters)
 1990 Dick Tracy (Video Game) (characters & comic strip)
 1990 Dick Tracy (characters)
 1971 Archie's TV Funnies (TV Series) (comic strip Dick Tracy)
 1967 Dick Tracy (TV Short) (based on an idea by) / (based on characters by)
 1965 The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo (TV Series) (comic strip - 1 episode)
- Mr. Magoo's Dick Tracy and the Mob (1965) ... (comic strip)
 1961 The Dick Tracy Show (TV Series) (comic strip - 130 episodes)
- Two Goons in the Fountain (1961) ... (comic strip)
- The Van Vandals (1961) ... (comic strip)
- The Tower of Pizza (1961) ... (comic strip)
- The Sweepstakes Caper (1961) ... (comic strip)
- The Stuffed Pillow Case (1961) ... (comic strip)
 1950-1952 Dick Tracy (TV Series) (comic strip characters - 38 episodes)
- Dick Tracy and Influence (1952) ... (comic strip characters)
- The Egyptian Mummy Case (1951) ... (comic strip characters)
- The Case of the Dangerous Dollars (1951) ... (comic strip characters)
- Dick Tracy meets Heels Beals (1951) ... (comic strip characters - uncredited)
- B.B. Eyes: Part 2 (1951) ... (comic strip characters)
 1947 Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (based on the cartoon strip "Dick Tracy" created by)
 1947 Dick Tracy's Dilemma (comic strip characters)
 1946 Dick Tracy vs. Cueball (based on the cartoon strip by)
 1945 Dick Tracy (based on the cartoon strip by)
 1941 Dick Tracy vs. Crime Inc. (based on cartoon strip by)
 1939 Dick Tracy's G-Men (based on cartoon strip by)
 1938 Dick Tracy Returns (based on cartoon strip by)
 1937 Dick Tracy (based on cartoon strip by)
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Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 334-335. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998. See more »


Famous for depicting extremely violent adventures featuring grotesquely ugly villians in his comic strip.

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