Expedition Team: Dave Miller, Rosie Miller
Date: October 10, 2023
I love reading the Sunday newspaper comic strip section. Did you know that the first published comic strip in the USA was written and drawn by Lancaster native Richard Outcault? Outcault (1863-1928) was the illustrator and creator of “The Yellow Kid” series. He also created the popular Buster Brown series, then licensed the character to several businesses. Buster Brown is best remembered associated with Buster Brown Shoes. Cartoonist Outcault is considered a key pioneer of the modern comic strip. Two large illustrations are displayed in downtown Lancaster as part of a mural on the side of the county library.