Profiled: Dick Locher’s career with Dick Tracy

The Chicago Tribune profiled editorial cartoonist Dick Locher and his career behind the iconic Dick Tracy comic strip.

“Never show him slumping, never show him blue, never show him depressed and never show him defeated,” said Dick Locher, who spent 32 years drawing the world’s most famous gumshoe. “He’s in charge. People expect that.”

Dick Tracy is a living, breathing person, Locher said. He is a husband and father. And to Locher, he is a close friend.

“He’s a great human being who happens to have a great crime sense,” Locher said.