CHESTER GOULD - INSCRIBED ORIGINAL ART SIGNED 05/04/1981 - HFSID 250648
Sale Price $595.00
He inscribes and pens an ink drawing of Dick Tracy on this 6x3½ card
Original Drawing inscribed and signed: "To Michael Judd/With best wishes/Chester/Gould/5-4-81", 6x3½ card. Ink drawing of Dick Tracy on Gould's personal card, which has printed Tracy drawing at right. 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 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. Fine condition.
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