Several months ago there was a rumor abuzz that Dick Locher might be retiring soon from the Dick Tracy strip. I took that opportunity to draw up a few samples of my own and sent them to TMS. I couldn't resist doing my take on how I thought Dick Tracy should be done. That probably killed its chances from the start.
By today's standards, that would mean a strip would be about eleven inches wide. Sounds crazy good and wacky, but that's about the size Dick Tracy ran when it first started, back when newspapers weren't paper napkin-sized.
which reprinted the first couple years of the strip.