Neil2009

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I'm busy with too many things, so Dick Tracy is the only strip I read regularly these days.

Recent Comments

  1. about 8 hours ago on Dick Tracy

    They are interesting, but rather old-fashioned these days.

  2. about 8 hours ago on Dick Tracy

    Yes, he would. I like to get Ken in Ohio’s input on this.

  3. about 8 hours ago on Dick Tracy

    I suppose that Eric is used to writing for comic books, so he does this the same way, even if it’s not so appropriate for a daily strip.

  4. about 8 hours ago on Dick Tracy

    I think it’s beginning now, which is not entirely inappropriate.

  5. about 8 hours ago on Dick Tracy

    I think the “fashion-plate” thing is a little outdated for a female police officer of today. Woman officers were strange aberrations when Lizz first appeared, but not anymore. I do think that she needs a little heavier eye makeup, though.

  6. about 8 hours ago on Dick Tracy

    There a bit of the eye makeup in today’s strip, but the pearl earrings and necklace in his previous portrayal helped to show her personality.

  7. about 8 hours ago on Dick Tracy

    The last issue of the New York Times to be printed using metal type was July 2, 1978, according to a blog from the Library of Congress, so 46 years ago this summer.

  8. about 9 hours ago on Dick Tracy

    Here’s a very good description of how Linotype works:

    letterpresscommons .com /linotypeandintertype/

  9. about 9 hours ago on Dick Tracy

    Good morning™, all!

    It seems that he’s very traditional. Linotype, as the name suggests, casts an entire line of metal type line by line. Those are all locked into a form and the page is printed from that. So, it seems that the TTTT publication is produced on letterpress. Practically no-one prints anything that way anymore except maybe some wedding invitations and business cards.

  10. 1 day ago on Dick Tracy

    There can be no detecting until there is something to detect. The crime has to happen first, before Tracy gets involved.