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CHESTER GOULD - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 03/28/1978 - HFSID 52368

Chester Gould sends an autograph note sending his best wishes and greetings. Autograph Note Signed: "Chester/Gould", 1p, 8¾x3¼. Woodstock, Illinois, 1978 March 28. On sheet picturing a profile of Gould's creation, comic strip detective Dick Tracy.

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CHESTER GOULD
Chester Gould sends an autograph note sending his best wishes and greetings.
Autograph Note Signed: "Chester/Gould", 1p, 8¾x3¼. Woodstock, Illinois, 1978 March 28. On sheet picturing a profile of Gould's creation, comic strip detective Dick Tracy. Begins: "Hi Len" (in word balloon). In full (in another word balloon): "I was glad to get your letter. I send best wishes and Greetings, for your well being". Written just three months after Gould had retired from actively creating the "Dick Tracy" comic strip. Chester Gould (1900-1985) introduced crime and violence into the comics with his creation of "Dick Tracy", the first non-humorous comic strip, which debuted in the "Detroit Mirror" on October 4, 1931. Gould drew the strip, which was praised for its realism, for 46 years, two months and 21 days before retiring on Christmas Day in 1977. Dick Tracy was a modern deductive investigator who cleverly for hunted clues, fingerprints and even footprints. Gould researched police and FBI manuals and gave true accounts of detection methods, making his character as well versed as possible. His plainclothes detective also sported snappy outfits and "modern" gadgets ahead of his time, such as a two-way wrist radio (January 21, 1946). Gould, who nicely labeled a brief explanation of each of his inventions within the strip, continued to serve as a consultant to other artists on the strip until his death in 1985. Ink slightly smudged at line to lower word balloon and upper right margin of balloon. Slightly soiled, touching the "r" of Chester. Fine condition. Framed in the Gallery of History style: 15¼x17.

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