Chester gould was an american cartoonist, best known as the creator of the dick tracy comic strip, which he wrote and drew from 1931 to 1977, incorporating numerous colorful and monstrous villains. Chester gould is the creator of dick tracy (1931), the worlds most famous detective since sherlock holmes. For 46 years, gould captivated newspaper readers with his clever mix of suspense, grotesque villains, explicit violence, melodrama and well-documented use of scientific research methods. Dick tracy was the first newspaper comic strip with a more. Dick tracy is an american comic strip featuring dick tracy (originally plainclothes tracy), a tough and intelligent police detective created by chester gould. It made its debut on sunday, october 4, 1931 in the detroit mirror, and it was distributed by the chicago tribune new york news syndicate. Gould wrote and drew the strip until 1977, and various artists and writers have continued it. Dick tracy has also been the hero in a number of films, including dick tracy in which warren beatty played the lead in 1990. This listing is for a lot of 27 daily comic strips featuring dick tracy by chester gould. Classic police adventure comic strip with dick tracy! These fun comic strips are in very good-fine condition. Presenting the third volume of idw publishings deluxe hardcover collection of chester goulds timeless comic strip, dick tracy. Volume three once again contains over 500 comic strips from the series early years, this time covering material that originally ran from january 1935 through june 1936. We have a heritage of the most precious thing ever developed in the good old u. May 17, 2014 - chester gould (november 20, 1900 may 11, 1985) was an american cartoonist, best known as the creator of the dick tracy comic strip, which he wrote and drew from 1931 to 1977, incorporating numerous colorful and monstrous villains.