Red Barry, by Will Gould 1936

Will Gould (no relation to Chester Gould) started his career in 1929, working as a sports cartoonist for the Bronx Home News. For this paper, he did the comic strip 'Felix O'Fan'. He moved to the New York Graphic, for which he created 'Asparagus Tipps'. In 1930, he moved to California, where he did freelance work for several syndicates. His first daily strip, 'Red Barry', appeared through King Features in 1934.

After years of arguments with the syndicate about competing with 'Dick Tracy', and over the amount of violence contained in the strip, Will Gould left comics in 1940. He became a scriptwriter for film and radio, and worked occasionally as a reporter. After 1963, he became the cartoon editor of the Writer's Forum, and drew the series 'The Schnoox'. He died in a Senior Citizens Home in 1984.

comic art by Will Gould

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