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 Richard Felton Outcault  (1863 - 1928)

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Lived/Active: New York/Ohio      Known for: cartoonist

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BIOGRAPHY for Richard Outcault
1863 (Lancaster, Ohio)
1928 (Flushing, New York)

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Richard Outcault, regarded as the father of the comic strip, was one of the earliest newspaper comic artists, who created two of the fields most important characters. He introduced the Yellow Kid in 1895, and Buster Brown in 1902. He pioneered not only in the developing of the Sunday funnies, but also in the merchandising of comics characters.

Richard Felton Outcault was born in Lancaster, Ohio, on January 14, 1863. Having an early talent toward the arts he enrolled at McMicken University (showing 500 of 4738 characters).

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