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Chester Gould: A Daughters Biography of the Creator of Dick Tracy Jean Gould Oconnell

Chester Gould: A Daughters Biography of the Creator of Dick Tracy

Jean Gould Oconnell

Published March 1st 2007
ISBN : 9780786428250
Hardcover
225 pages
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The personal story of this pioneer cartoonist is now presented in a biography written by Goulds 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 achieveMoreThe personal story of this pioneer cartoonist is now presented in a biography written by Goulds 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 Goulds story is 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 Goulds fascinating life. Appendices include commentary from his two grandchildren and a comprehensive list of his awards and distinctions, which included formal recognition from three American presidents.