Thursday, August 17, 2023

CHESTER GOULD, Resident of Woodstock, Illinois

On a recent trip to Chicago for a book signing at a convention, I stopped over at Woodstock, Illinois, the home town of Chester Gould, the man who created Dick Tracy. There used to be a museum dedicated to Dick Tracy but the museum since closed up. Regrettably, there are only a few remnants to Chester Gould and Dick Tracy that remain in town. Enclosed are photos from the trip with a few captions for your enjoyment.

The local police station had a display in their lobby.

The playground named after Dick Tracy also had art work of classic characters.

Chester Gould's home in Woodstock, Illinois. This is where he drew the comic strips.