CHESTER GOULD - ORIGINAL ART SIGNED 02/14/1971 - HFSID 285920
Sale Price $2,975.00
He signs an original mechanical art for camera-ready set-up of a "Dick Tracy" comic strip published on Sunday, February 14, 1971
Original Art signed: "Chester/Gould," two 23x12½ sheets attached to form one 23x25 sheet. Original mechanical art for camera-ready set-up. "Dick Tracy" for Valentine's Day, Sunday, February 14, 1971. Tracy thinks he has cornered the Chameleon, one of the bizarre criminals created by Gould. In the "Crimestoppers Textbook" note at top right: "st. valentine's day massacre - seven gangsters gunned down in garage 42 years ago!" 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. Numerous ink strokes in blank margin by Gould, who tested his pens while drawing. Otherwise, fine condition.
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