Chester Gould

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Pawnee, Oklahoma, USA
Chester Gould was interested in comics from an early age. He wrote and drew several strips while attending Oklahoma A&M University and at Northwestern University (where he graduated in 1921). After graduating from the Chicago Art Institute in 1923, Gould went to work for a Chicago area newspaper. Gould found work illustrating several minor comic strips, and also bombarded the major newspaper syndicates with ideas for a new strip.

It was sometime in 1931 that Gould got a idea, based on his own work as a newspaperman. Read more...