The family of Dick Tracy creator Chester Gould has donated a large collection of original strip artwork and other related materials to The Ohio State University’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum. Included in the collection of 850 original comic strips are the first 30 days of the strip and Chester’s drawing board, which he used for 46 years. The collection will be housed in climate-controlled storage space inside the museum and made available to researchers and the public in the coming months. If you live near Columbus and have an interest, a visit in the later part of the year might be in order.
For more information and comments from the Gould family, see the Helden files blog.