1895 - The Yellow Kid

In 1895, Richard F. Outcault created The Yellow Kid, a bald, snaggle-toothed boy who wore an oversized yellow nightshirt and hung around in a slum alley typical of certain areas of squalor that existed in late 19th-century New York City. The comic became one of the first Sunday comic strips in American newspaper, where it’s use of word balloons influenced the style in comics to come after it. 

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