Dick Tracy cartoonist Chester Gould contributed artwork while he was a business student to both the Orange and Black newspaper and the college yearbooks in 1918 and 1919 (see image).
Born and raised in Pawnee, Oklahoma, Chester left school after his sophomore year to continue his studies at Northwestern University in Illinois. He eventually went to work for the Chicago Tribune, where he hit it big with a comic series about the adventures of Dick Tracy, a high-tech, crime-fighting detective. Radio, movies and television followed for the cartoon crusader.
The photos include Gould’s college artwork, one of him in his Illinois studio, and an earlier photo with his wife. Gould died in 1985 at the age of 84. The comic is still in syndication.