Pop Quiz – What A Dick (Tracy)!


On October 3, 1931 the comic strip Dick Tracy first appeared in the New York News.

Your challenge this week is to come up with a unique detective character.

 There is no poll. The winner is chosen by me. But this week there is a prize (such as it is): The winning detective will get an arch enemy designed by yours truly.

You only get one entry so be creative, and above all else, have fun!

All entries must be in JPG or PNG form (BMPs are too big), posted to a publicly accessible website (like the HeroMachine forums,ImageShackPhotoBucket, or whatever);

  • Entries must be made as a comment or comments to this post, containing a link directly to the image and the character name;
  • The image must be new and designed specifically for the Pop Quiz;
  • No copyrighted characters please – they will be deleted.
  • Please name your filesas [your name]-[character name].[file extension] before you upload it. So DiCicatriz, for instance, would save his “Bayou Belle” character image as DiCicatriz-BayouBelle.png.
  • Please make the link go directly to the image(like this) and not to a hosting jump page (like this). See this post on how to get the direct link for most sites.

This contest will close at 9pm Eastern on Sunday, October 4th.

8 Responses to Pop Quiz – What A Dick (Tracy)!

  1. dreadyacht says:

    1. I am shocked and offended by the title, 2. does it have to be 1930s or can it be high tech/steampunk?

  2. djuby says:

    Anything you like.

  3. Blunt Object says:

    When I was a kid I loved the Encyclopedia Brown book series. Here’s my homage, Dictionary Jones


  4. cliff says:

    Cyrus McCloud aka London Fog
    London born, his parents weatherman Tate McCloud and Wendy McCloud nee Gale, were murdered when Cyrus was a teenager.
    He moved to Chicago to live with his grandfather Police Capt Cyrus Gale.
    Cyrus McCloud went to Police Academy and became a cop.
    His partner was killed during a robbery.
    Cyrus McCloud developed the super power to make any or all of his body into smoke/fog/cloud.
    He quite being a cop and became a Private Investigator with a vendetta to use his powers to find and bring murderers to justice.


  5. melmo44 says:

    Character- Dinah Baxter
    “Listen, boys, I’ll tell you how it is. Crime’s not fixin’ to take a break just ’cause there’s a war on. You want the best? Then you come to me, cause there ain’t no one in this city better.”


  6. djuby says:

    Contest closed. Results will be posted on Monday.