Author Archives: Frank Young

“A Tricky Cad”: The Gravies, Sawdust and Chester Gould

The meta-strips within 1950s and ’60s Dick Tracy. Continue reading

 

An Interview with Yvan Guillo/Samplerman

A quiet revolution in comics—as relates to its connection with fine art and design—is staged on the tumblr of Yvan Guillo, under the pen name of Samplerman. Using castaway imagery from comics—much of it found at free websites like the … Continue reading

 

The Gould Rush: The Mad Allure of Dick Tracy

It’s time someone came out and said it—Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy is bonkers. Stark raving crazy. But it’s an American crazy—we feel at home in it. Continue reading

 

Working Stiff, Working Loose: The 1950s Career of John Stanley

The middle years of a comic book genius. Continue reading