Saturday, January 2, 2016


Back at the University of Minnesota, there was a West Bank bar called DICK TRACY'S SALOON and we at the MN Daily Creative Department did up ads for them, using my drawings of the Chester Gould comic strip characters.  Copyright infringement?  Who cared?  Eventually the syndicate that owned the comic strip cared -- enough so that the bar's name was changed to TRACY'S SALOON.  Which meant the place needed a new mascot -- copyright free -- and I came up with this guy... 

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