One of Gould's villains named Flyface was so repulsive that several newspapers dropped his strip.
Gould and his wife are buried in Oakland Cemetary in Woodstock, IL.
Gould was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity during his college days.
Gould and wife Edna had one child: a daughter named Jean.
Gould was married to Edna Gauger from 1926 until his death.
Gould once appeared as the Mystery Guest on an episode of What's My Line?
When Gould retired in 1977, Max Allen Collins began writing the scripts for Dick Tracy.
Gould's first major villain in Dick Tracy, "Big Boy," was based on real life Chicago gangster Al Capone.
The Chester Gould-Dick Tracy Museum is located in Woodstock, IL and contains artifacts from Gould's life and merchandise featuring his Dick Tracy character.
Gould originally called his strip and its lead character Plainclothes Tracy but an editor persuaded him to change the first name to Dick.
Some believe that Gould at least partly based the character of Dick Tracy on real life Prohibition agent Eliot Ness.
Gould's characters were satirized in the comic strip Li'l Abner with Fearless Fosdick being a parody version of the character of Dick Tracy.
During the 1960's, Gould made an ill-advised move to incorporate elements of science fiction into Dick Tracy.
Beginning in the 1960's, many liberals began criticizing Gould's storylines as too right wing in nature.
Gould's Dick Tracy trademark was the strip's grotesque looking villains.
Very little pre-planning went into Gould's storylines. He preferred instead to improvise as he drew them.
Gould won two Reuben Awards, given for outstanding cartoonist of the year, in 1959 and 1977.
Gould drew Dick Tracy from his home in Woodstock, IL for 46 years.
Gould introduced the Dick Tracy comic strip in 1931 after being hired as a cartoonist at the Chicago Tribune.
Gould graduated from Northwestern University in 1923.
Gould moved to Chicago in 1921 in order to attend Northwestern University.
Gould attended Oklahoma A&M in Stillwater, OK from 1919 to 1921.
Gould: I decided that if the police couldn't catch the gangsters, I'd create a fellow who could.
Gould: I usually start with a repulsive character and go on from there.