Sunday, October 09, 2011

Tracy comes to the Alley

This past week was the 80th anniversary of Dick Tracy. After Chester Gould's demise, I thought the strip went downhill considerably, so I haven't been following it (I've shared my thoughts on Dick Tracy before). But I do follow Gasoline Alley, which has had an even longer run. But this past week, the two strips overlapped when Skeezix gets a call from the master sleuth.

Jim Scancarelli uses many of the old tropes from the classic strip; Gould's arrowed notations, and the vintage look of Dick Tracy (like the example below).

It was a nice tribute, and one a long-time comics reader like myself appreciated!

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