CHESTER GOULD - COLLECTION WITH MAX COLLINS - HFSID 90702
CHESTER GOULD AND MAX COLLINS: DICK TRACY The creator and writer of the Dick Tracy comic strip sign their names to fans, from 1963 Comprises: (1) Envelope Panel signed: "Chester Gould Woodstock III" at left blank margin, addressed by him to:
Sale Price $1,275.00
CHESTER GOULD AND MAX COLLINS: DICK TRACY
The creator and writer of the Dick Tracy comic strip sign their names to fans, from 1963
Comprises: (1) Envelope Panel signed: "Chester Gould Woodstock III" at left blank margin, addressed by him to: "To/Richard Colow/105-08 Liberty Ave/Ozone Park 17/ Long Island", 9¼x4. Postmarked Woodstock, Illinois, August 26, 1963. Cancellation stamp at "C and t" of Chester. Otherwise, fine condition. (2) Typed letter signed: "Max Allan Collins", 1p, 8¼x5½. Muscatine, Iowa, 1981 March 9. On his Dick Tracy/Nolan letterhead to Bill Wood. In full: "Thank you for your nice letter and your interest in DICK TRACY, and me. All of the best to you-" Slightly creased at upper right. Fine condition. 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 hunted for 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 included 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. MAX COLLINS (b. 1948) took over the syndicated newspaper strip as writer, with Rick Fletcher as artist. Before his work on Dick Tracy, Collins wrote mostly mystery novels, screenplays, comic books/strips, short stories and historical fiction. The author of Road to Perdition (which was adapted to film in 2002), also wrote for the Batman comic books for some time. Dick Tracy became a popular motion picture in 1990, produced by Disney Productions. Fine condition. Two Items. Framed in the Gallery of History style: 25x17.
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