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Leostales

aka Leo

  • I live in United States
  • I was born on March 28
  • My occupation is Amateur Filmmaker/Lawn Mower
  • I am Male

WelcomeEdit

Hi, welcome to Dick Tracy Wiki! Thanks for your edit to the File:Dick-Tracy-collectibles-e1473908943764-250x300.jpg page.

Please leave a message on my talk page if I can help with anything! Dmitrioi (talk) 14:25, September 15, 2016 (UTC)


Hello. Thanks for all your recent contributions to the Wiki.

A few things-

When creating an article, please take the time to add as much information as possible and adhere to the format. It's preferable to have 1 new complete article (with infobox, links, categories and photos) than a dozen new stubs.

Also, please avoid colloquial speech. Specifically, avoid refering to police officers as "cops". They're police, or officers, or the police force, or the authorities. "Cops" is too informal and a bit disrespectful. 

Thanks again.

Dmitrioi (talk) 04:44, September 26, 2016 (UTC)


Hello again. When adding photos, please refrain from adding whole strips. In addition to copywright concerns, they are space-consuming and often contain irrelevant images. Please crops strips to only include the relvant panel.

Dmitrioi (talk) 17:07, October 11, 2016 (UTC)


Hi. I removed a few characters from the "Grotesques" category. Havinga defining physical characteristic doesn't automatically make a character a Grotesque. Rug head, for example, is bald, but his head isn't mis-shapen (like Empty Williams') or oddly-shaped (Like Miss Egghead). Likewise, Shoulders is depicted as handsome, despite his one misshapen ear.

Do you have a citation for where Max Allan Collins coined the term? I'd be ineterested to read how he defines the criteria.

Dmitrioi (talk) 20:45, April 7, 2017 (UTC)

Hello Dmitroi,

No I do not have a specific citation for him coining the term. I attributed it to him as he uses it frequently in the Forewords to the IDW's the Complete Dick Tracy collection. I do not recall him defining the term but I do remember him calling Ruhead a "Grotesque", So his definition of the criteria may extend further than what you suggest.

Leostales (talk) 23:46, April 9, 2017 (UTC)Leostales

If you want to rewrite the statement on the category page that would be fine with me.

Leostales (talk) 23:48, April 9, 2017 (UTC)Leostales


Hi Leostales. I deleted the "Mentally Ill" Category and I wanted to let you know why.

Mental Illness is a medical condition that requires a diagnosis from a doctor. Of the characters that were put in that category, only Putty Puss and Haf-and-Haf were ever offically diagnosed (and it's dodgy with Putty Puss because he MAY have been acting mentally ill to get a less-severe sentence).

It may be easy for readers to look at a character's behavior and say "Oh, well, that guy is clearly crazy", but actual mental illness is more complex than that and using a term like "mentally ill" haphazardly is a subtle form of able-ism.

Dmitrioi (talk) 23:43, May 5, 2017 (UTC)

No Worries!

Leostales (talk) 02:14, May 6, 2017 (UTC)Leostales

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