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Dick Tracy by Joe Staton and Mike Curtis

Dick Tracy

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  1. Ray Toler commented on Dick Tracy about 6 hours ago

    Bravo, Ray, on your latest success. Good luck with the “Jeff Award.”

    Thanks, Pequod77 for your generous support.

  2. Ray Toler commented on Dick Tracy about 13 hours ago

    I appreciate your humor during this long (but interesting) expository sequence. Your poetry recalls Robert W. Service’s poems the way you work the punch lines into both the rhyme and rhythm of the verse. Another great job.

  3. Ray Toler commented on Dick Tracy 1 day ago

    @Neil Wick

    Thanks for the kind comments.

  4. Ray Toler commented on Dick Tracy 1 day ago

    They may have been without certain technologies to recover it.
    That gold has been recovered by now. If not, why wouldn’t Jimmy simply hire a diving rig and go out and get it? At any rate, I don’t think that the flashback is over. I believe that there is more of the historical story to tell.

  5. Ray Toler commented on Dick Tracy 2 days ago

    Here are some other reviews:

    Review Roundup

  6. Ray Toler commented on Dick Tracy 2 days ago

    Thank you everyone for your gracious wishes of congratulations. Turns out that the ceremony is June 8th (my anniversary).

    Here is my rendering of my nominated design:

  7. Ray Toler commented on Dick Tracy 2 days ago

    Kerry Reid’s review (linkable from the nominees list) calls it a “moldering set.”
    It takes place in a run down boarding house in the French Quarter of New Orleans during the 1930s. The house is very dilapidated. Actually it is an real address where Williams lived when he started out as a writer. It is now a Tennessee Williams museum.

  8. Ray Toler commented on Dick Tracy 2 days ago

    Off topic but I just learned today that I have been nominated for the Joseph Jefferson Award as Best Scenic Designer.

    For those who don’t know, the Jeff Awards are Chicago’s equivalent to New York’s Tony Awards.

    It is even an honor to be nominated because out of the hundreds of theatrical productions in Chicago each year, there are only 5 nominees in each category. Although I have never won, this is the third time I have been nominated.

  9. Ray Toler commented on Dick Tracy 7 days ago

    I just re-read your poem for today. This is definitely one of your best. I love the woodcut as well. Years and years ago, I worked in a small graphic shop where we used both hot lead and photo typesetting and have done an amazing amount of typesetting in my life so I am familiar with everything you speak of in your poem.

  10. Ray Toler commented on Dick Tracy 8 days ago

    It is interesting to me that they would have allowed such a rare book to be checked out.

    I have done research at libraries in rare books and the procedure was quite different. One would first check out a table in the rare book room usually by signing up on a clipboard list. At the library table you would find small chits where you fill out the information on the book you are requesting (ID, card catalogue number, title, etc.). Once completed, the chit is turned in to the librarian who then goes into the vault and brings the rare book to your table for you to read or do research. When you are finished, the rare book is to be left on your table for the librarian to put away and you must show inside your bags and briefcase before leaving the rare book room.

    A few years ago I wrote a genealogy of my family dating back to 1609 in the Jamestown Colony. I spent many hours in the rare book room following exactly this procedure.