PHONOTOONS

The Yellow Kid

 

 

The Yellow Kid has been called America's first popular newspaper-cartoon character.

In this 1896 cartoon, the Yellow Kid's creator, R. F. Outcault, created a multiple panel cartoon featuring the "New Phonograph."

 

New York Journal, Sunday, October 25, 1896

 

 

 

 

The Talking Clock

New York Journal, Sunday, February 14, 1897 (Courtesy San Francisco Academy of Comic Art Collection, The Ohio State University Cartoon Research Library)

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New York Journal, Sunday, October 25, 1896 (Courtesy San Francisco Academy of Comic Art Collection, The Ohio State University Cartoon Research Library)