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The Sunday Project

The Sunday Project

In honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Dick Tracy comic strip, The Chester Gould – Dick Tracy Museum introduced The Sunday Project™. a full-color reprint series, authentically republishing some 2,431 Dick Tracy Sunday pages in their original color and format for the very first time.

Autographed Copy! Chester Gould:  A Daughter's Biography of the Creator of Dick Tracy

Autographed Copy! Chester Gould: A Daughter's Biography of the Creator of Dick Tracy

A revolutionary in the comics industry, Gould invented both a genre and an icon. The personal story of this pioneer cartoonist is now presented in a biography written by Gould’s only child. Beginning with his young life in a three-room house in Pawnee, Oklahoma, this book traces all the steps Gould took to eventually achieve remarkable distinction at the top of his field.

Autographed Copy! Chester Gould:  A Daughter's Biography of the Creator of Dick TracyMore Details

By Jean Gould O’Connell

In 1931, the Chicago Tribune introduced the public to an exciting new comic strip destined to become a classic: Dick Tracy. Tracy’s creator, Chester Gould, would spend the next 46 years of his life developing the dynamic, crime-fighting character, and his work on the strip won him the Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year in both 1959 and 1977.

A revolutionary in the comics industry, Gould invented both a genre and an icon. The personal story of this pioneer cartoonist is now presented in a biography written by Gould’s only child. Beginning with his young life in a three-room house in Pawnee, Oklahoma, this book traces all the steps Gould took to eventually achieve remarkable distinction at the top of his field. The early pages relate his ancestors’ part in the Oklahoma land rush, drawing on the unpublished memoir of his father, Gilbert Gould. Chester Gould’s story is then augmented by his own personal commentary, taken directly from recorded conversations with his daughter. Throughout these conversations, Gould recollects the evolution of his career, from painting advertisements on barn roofs at age 17 to documenting the violent crime life of Chicago, from which he drew inspiration for his Dick Tracy strip. Discussion of his ambitions, disappointments, popular accomplishments, and family moments comprise a thorough account of Chester Gould’s fascinating life. The hardcover book is 231 pages with 173 photographs from O’Connell’s personal collection. Included is a forward by Dick Locher, commentary from Gould’s two grandchildren and a comprehensive list of awards and distinctions, which included formal recognition from three American presidents. The book was nominated and selected as a finalist for the Edgar Allan Poe Award from the Mystery Writers of America.


Price: $60.00
S&H: $4.95

Chester Gould:  A Daughter's Biography of the Creator of Dick Tracy

Chester Gould: A Daughter's Biography of the Creator of Dick Tracy

A revolutionary in the comics industry, Gould invented both a genre and an icon. The personal story of this pioneer cartoonist is now presented in a biography written by Gould’s only child. Beginning with his young life in a three-room house in Pawnee, Oklahoma, this book traces all the steps Gould took to eventually achieve remarkable distinction at the top of his field.

Chester Gould:  A Daughter's Biography of the Creator of Dick TracyMore Details

By Jean Gould O’Connell

In 1931, the Chicago Tribune introduced the public to an exciting new comic strip destined to become a classic: Dick Tracy. Tracy’s creator, Chester Gould, would spend the next 46 years of his life developing the dynamic, crime-fighting character, and his work on the strip won him the Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year in both 1959 and 1977.

A revolutionary in the comics industry, Gould invented both a genre and an icon. The personal story of this pioneer cartoonist is now presented in a biography written by Gould’s only child. Beginning with his young life in a three-room house in Pawnee, Oklahoma, this book traces all the steps Gould took to eventually achieve remarkable distinction at the top of his field. The early pages relate his ancestors’ part in the Oklahoma land rush, drawing on the unpublished memoir of his father, Gilbert Gould. Chester Gould’s story is then augmented by his own personal commentary, taken directly from recorded conversations with his daughter. Throughout these conversations, Gould recollects the evolution of his career, from painting advertisements on barn roofs at age 17 to documenting the violent crime life of Chicago, from which he drew inspiration for his Dick Tracy strip. Discussion of his ambitions, disappointments, popular accomplishments, and family moments comprise a thorough account of Chester Gould’s fascinating life. The hardcover book is 231 pages with 173 photographs from O’Connell’s personal collection. Included is a forward by Dick Locher, commentary from Gould’s two grandchildren and a comprehensive list of awards and distinctions, which included formal recognition from three American presidents. The book was nominated and selected as a finalist for the Edgar Allan Poe Award from the Mystery Writers of America.


Price: $45.00
S&H: $4.95

Chester Gould's Classic Characters Posters (Set of 2)

Chester Gould's Classic Characters Posters (Set of 2)

The Chester Gould-Dick Tracy Museum Presents "Chester Gould's Classic Characters", a set of two posters covering 200 characters from 1931-1977. Wonderful as gifts or for your own collection, you’ll enjoy these remembrances of your favorite Dick Tracy stories.  Quantities are limited on this production run, so order now!

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Dick Tracy fans know that in addition to Chester Gould’s rare talent in creating great art combined with compelling storylines, he also brought us hundreds of memorable characters.

Who could ever forget Flattop, Pruneface, B. O. Plenty, Gravel Gertie, Sam Catchem and the other heroes and villains who populated the strip. There was Vitamin Flintheart, the great ham actor, 88 Keyes, the thieving piano player, the lovely Tess, who was constantly being kidnapped and then rescued by Tracy and who finally dragged him to the alter in 1949. Chief Brandon, Junior, Pat Patton, the Brow, Breathless Mahoney, Influence, Stooge Viller, Sparkle Plenty and Bonnie Braids, they’re all here.

The Chester Gould-Dick Tracy Museum is happy to again offer two spectacular posters picturing 200 of these characters. Designed by Matt Masterson in October, 1977 in honor of the 46th Anniversary of Dick Tracy, the originals were displayed in the studio of Chester Gould's home.

Poster #1 covers 100 characters from the years 1931-1949. Poster #2, also with 100 characters, covers 1949-1977. They are 24” X 32”, printed in black and white. Each character has the date of his or her first appearance in the strip. They are priced at $22.00 for the pair and shipped rolled for $7.50.


Price: $22.00
S&H: $7.50

Commemorative Poster - Barking Tommy Gun

Commemorative Poster - Barking Tommy Gun

Barking Tommy Gun - 1934:  A classic Sunday panel from the early years of the strip featuring Tracy all business.  This 11" x 17" poster published on heavy stock is embossed with the Museum's seal of authenticity.

Price: $15.00
S&H: $0.00

Commemorative Poster - Tracy Meets Junior

Commemorative Poster - Tracy Meets Junior

Tracy meets Junior - 1932:  Tracy gives Steve the Tramp his right hook, singlehandedly rescuing the abused orphan, Junior, in this classic scene from Junior's first Sunday page appearance.  This 11" x 17" poster published on heavy stock is embossed with the Museum's seal of authenticity.

Price: $15.00
S&H: $0.00

Commemorative Poster - 'Disgusting' Plenty

Commemorative Poster - 'Disgusting' Plenty

'Disgusting' Plenty - 1945:  The antics of B.O. Plenty and his family have entertained countless millions of Dick Tracy readers for decades, but apparently not every reader was a fan.  This 11" x 17" poster published on heavy stock is embossed with the Museum's seal of authenticity.

Price: $15.00
S&H: $0.00

Commemorative Poster - 'Little Face' Finny

Commemorative Poster - 'Little Face' Finny

"Little Face" Finny - 1941:  A desperate Finny attempts his escape from justice.  This 11" x 17" poster published on heavy stock is embossed with the Museum's seal of authenticity.

Price: $15.00
S&H: $0.00

Latex Mask - Influence

Latex Mask - Influence

"Influence" entered the strip in 1946.  He had "hypnotic eyes" and could force his will upon virtually anyone.    Hypnotize your friends in this lifelike mask. $16.95

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Poor old Vitamin Flintheart, recovered from his Flattop adventure, came back into the strip and was then victimized by Influence. Introduced to a wealthy widow by Flintheart, Influence robbed and strangled the woman. He later captured and nearly killed Pat Patton, but by now, Tracy was on the case. Confronting Influence, Tracy smashed the hypnotic eyes and arrested the now-powerless criminal in March, 1947.


Price: $16.95
S&H: $7.50

Latex Mask - The Brow

Latex Mask - The Brow

After Flattop's demise, Chester Gould introduced another fiendish villain, "The Brow."  This criminal was a wartime spy, sending information on American military movements to the enemy.  Check out this classic villain mask.

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Chased by Dick Tracy, The Brow encountered the Summer Sisters and later Gravel Gertie, in whose shack he hid out while recovering from wounds. He was then captured by Tracy, but again tried to break away from police custody. In a scuffle, he fell out a window and was impaled on a flagpole holding an American flag, a fitting end for this enemy spy.


Price: $16.95
S&H: $7.50

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“When a criminal dies, he leaves his family an estate of hate, a mortgage of remorse, and an income of shame.”
- Chester Gould
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