Art Spiegelman: Dick Tracy, Chester Gould, and More


May 19, 2013
4:00 pm


Wexner Center for the Arts Film/Video Theater
1871 N. High Street
Columbus Ohio 43210

Wexner Center for the Arts
May 19, 2013

Art Spiegelman shares his appreciation for comics’ most famous police detective, Dick Tracy, as well as the art of the character’s creator, Chester Gould, who wrote and drew the strip for more than four decades in this lecture.

An expert on the history of his field, Spiegelman analyzes Gould’s work and places it within the greater context of comics’ history. His residency is a collaboration between the Wexner Center for the Arts and Ohio State’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, and he intends to develop a new project based on research in the Cartoon Library & Museum’s collection.

While you are here, check out the exhibition Dick Tracy: Chester Gould’s Blueprint Expressionism, on view May 2 – August 19 on view in the Cartoon Library & Museum Reading Room Gallery.