Appeal: Mystery, detective stories, police procedural, classic, middle grade plus.
Art: Bold, caricature
Text: Police slang, expository
Other: Chester Gould created the strip and drew it until 1977. The strip has spawned radio shows, comic books, movies, television shows both live-action and animated, and books.
Awards: Chester Gould won the Ruben Award in 1959 and 1977, and a Special Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America in 1980. Dick Tracy was included in the Comic Strip Classics series of stamps from the United States Postal Service in 1995.
Locher, Dick,Collins, Max Allan., eds. The Dick Tracy Casebook: Favorite Adventures, 1931-1990. New York : St. Martin's Press, 1990. Print.