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Metapost: In memoriam COTW

Ads by Project Wonderful! Your ad could be here, right now. Your COTW in a moment, y’all, but first, let’s take a moment to appreciate Dick Locher, the former Dick Tracy artist and writer who passed away this week at 88. I think I’ve made it pretty clear that I’ve missed his particular brand of […]

Dick Locher, RIP: ‘Dick Tracy’ cartoonist also won the Pulitzer for his Reagan-era satire

NOT TOO many comic artists attain one world-class career, let alone sustain two. But then, Dick Locher, the former Air Force test pilot turned “Dick Tracy” cartoonist, was a rare bird. It was 60 years ago that “Dick Tracy” creator Chester Gould tapped Locher to be his inking assistant on the strip. “I got to […]

Dick Locher, RIP

You should go to the Tribune, one imagines, for the most complete piece. Locher was the epitome of a skilled veteran cartoonist, doing both editorial cartoons at a prize-winning level and completely a stint on the all-time stylish Midwestern newspaper comic, Dick Tracy. There was a time when I thought he'd work forever.

Tommy guns! Gotta respect the classics

Ads by Project Wonderful! Your ad could be here, right now. Dick Tracy, 6/19/17 It’s not a secret that I have come to miss the days when Dick Locher helmed Dick Tracy, not least for its violent batshit insanity (the many gruesome deaths of the villains are all nicely outlined here by Uncle Lumpy) set […]

Dick Locher Announces Retirement From Political Cartooning

Scott Stantis has a very sweet and succinct piece up on Dick Locher announcing his retirement from political cartooning. Locher left his gig doing art for the Dick Tracy strip in 2011. Stantis notes that Locher was an accidental political cartoonist, securing the gig in his early forties after years of work assisting Chester Gould on Tracy. Show More Summary

Stanek Sunday funnies 11-20-11

My top five favorite political cartoons this week, beginning with a tip of the hat to sweet home Chicago, by Dick Locher at GoComics.com…   by Clay Jones at GoComics.com…   by Michael Ramirez at Townhall.com (click to enlarge)…   by Pat Oliphant at GoComics.com…   by Gary Varvel at Townhall.com…

THE ‘RIFFS INTERVIEW: How cartoonist Peter Dunlap-Shohl adapted after the ‘unexpected impact’ of Parkinson’s

When a cartoonist is diagnosed with a disease as serious as Parkinson’s, one of the natural questions is: How long will I be able to do the work I love? Dick Locher , the Pulitzer-winning political cartoonist in Chicago, has had a long and rewarding career, retiring after decades from the strip ”Dick Tracy” just this year. Show More Summary

Joe Staton To Take Over Dick Tracy

Long-time Dick Tracy aficionado Joe Staton will be taking the classic Dick Tracy newspaper strip following the retirement of long-time artist Dick Locher after March 13. That’s the right man for the job. Of course, this writer made that suggestion to the newspaper syndicate 27 years ago. Show More Summary

TMS says 'Dick Tracy' not Headed for Retirement

When Dick Tracy writer/artist Dick Locher told Dubuque’s Telegraph Herald that he was likely to retire, rumors spread quickly that the legendary detective was likely to be retired as well. Tribune Media Service’s Mary Elson stated “there...Show More Summary

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