The Uncanny Adventures of Okie Cartoonists

The Uncanny Adventures of Okie Cartoonists was on exhibit at the Oklahoma History Center June 10, 2010–January 5, 2012. This website is an archive of select content from the exhibit.

Did you know that Chester Gould, creator of the classic Dick Tracy comic strip, grew up in Pawnee, Oklahoma? Oklahomans have played a major role in the evolution of comic books, comic strips, and editorial cartoons.Industry pioneers such as Chester Gould, award-winning editorial cartoonist Jim Lange of the Oklahoman, and Supergirl and Superman writer Sterling Gates have created, drawn, or written some of the most recognizable characters in American popular culture.