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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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 1990 Dick Tracy (characters)
 1947 Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (based on the cartoon strip "Dick Tracy" created by)
 1947 Dick Tracy's Dilemma (based on the cartoon strip "Dick Tracy" created by)
 1946 Dick Tracy vs. Cueball (based on the cartoon strip "Dick Tracy" 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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Attended Northwestern University (Evanston, IL). See more »


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

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