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Lancaster, Ohio: Richard Outcault: Inventor of the Comic Strip

A comic-strip-style mural celebrates hometown hero Richard Outcault, who created The Yellow Kid in 1895 and Buster Brown in 1902.

117 W. Wheeling St., Lancaster, OH
Downtown. From US-22/Main St. Turn north at the stoplight onto N. Broad St. Drive two blocks. Turn left at the stoplight onto W. Wheeling St. You'll see the mural ahead on the right, over the entrance to a parking lot.
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Richard Outcault: Inventor of the Comic Strip

Richard Outcault (1863-1928) was an American illustrator and creator of The Yellow Kid, the first published comic strip. In addition to The Yellow Kid, Outcault created the popular series Buster Brown, and then licensed the characters to numerous companies, most notably Buster Brown Shoes.

Outcault was born in Lancaster. The mural was painted in 2002 on the side of the Fairfield County District Library.

[Scott Hammond, 11/23/2021]

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