Yellow Kid

Real Name

Unknown (but referred to by Outcault as "Mickey Dugan")

First Appearance

Hogan Alley cartoons for Truth magazine (1894)

Created by

Richard F. Outcault

Platinum Age Origin

The Yellow Kid was a child who lived in the New York ghettos with his friends who were together considered to be troublemakers. His head was shaved most likely due to lice and his shirt was a hand-me-down from his older sister.

Platinum Age Appearances

  • Hogan Alley (1894-1895)
  • Fourth Ward Brownies(1895)
  • McFadden’s Row of Flats (1896 - 1897)
  • Around the World with the Yellow Kid(1897)
  • Ryan’s Arcade (September 1897 - January (1898)


The Yellow Kid made guest appearances in his creator's later comic strip, Buster Brown.

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