Richard Felton Outcault (January 14, 1863 - September 25, 1928) was an American comic artist and writer who was the creator of the series The Yellow Kid and Buster Brown. He is sometimes considered the inventor of the modern comic strip. He was employed by Thomas Edison as a technical illustrator, going to Paris as the official artist for Edison's traveling exhibit of electric lighting."
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Richard Felton Outcault (1863-1928), an American illustrator many consider as the Father of the Comic Strip. His most famous character was Buster Brown. The character was later associated with the Brown Shoe Company, who still use the imagery in their advertising in the 21st century.
Outcault was born on January 14, 1863 at Lancaster, Ohio, and died September 25, 1928 (aged 65) at Flushing, New York.