Outcault, Richard

Outcault, Richard (Felton)

(1863–1928) cartoonist; born in Lancaster, Ohio. In 1894 his cartoons depicting children in the New York City slums, titled Hogan's Alley, became a regular series for the New York World. The cartoons provoked protests from the social establishment but charmed the reading public, which nicknamed the series, "The Yellow Kid," a title that later inspired the term, "yellow journalism," to describe the sensationalistic reporting of the day. In 1902 he introduced a well-to-do but mischievous child in the cartoon series, Buster Brown, which appeared in the New York Journal each Sunday until 1920.