Who was the Yellow Kid?

(A) Theodore Roosevelt

(B) ** a popular character in a newspaper comic

(C) a character in a popular comedy on Broadway

(D) William Randolph Hearst


Concept note-1: -Historians argue about when the comic strip began, but few disagree that Richard Outcault’s enormously popular character, Mickey Dugan, better known as the Yellow Kid was a commercial revelation to publishers when it was introduced in 1895.

Concept note-2: -The Yellow Kid (Mickey Dugan) is an American comic strip character that appeared from 1895 to 1898 in Joseph Pulitzer’s New York World, and later William Randolph Hearst’s New York Journal. Created and drawn by Richard F.

Concept note-3: -The strip did not become common until after 1900.” Outcault’s Yellow Kid first appeared in 1894 in Truth. The kid named Mickey Dugan was one of several Irish-slum street children in a single panel drawn under such titles as “Fourth Ward Brownies” and “Hogan’s Alley.” On Feb.

Concept note-4: -He and his character moved to William Randolph Hearst’s New York Journal where the Yellow Kid appeared in three series, McFadden’s Row of Flats (October 18, 1896-January 10, 1897), Around the World with the Yellow Kid (January 17, 1897-May 30, 1897), and Ryan’s Arcade (September 28, 1897-January 23, 1898).

Concept note-5: -Mickey Dugan, better known as The Yellow Kid, was 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.