Definition #363 Comic Character

Jeanne's designs of the Roller Skating Ant

Jeanne’s designs of the Roller Skating Ant

Ant as a Grandma, wind-skating

Ant as a Grandma, wind-skating

It was on this day in 1897 that the first comic strip appeared in a newspaper. The strip, created by Richard Outcault, was published under different names but usually known by the name of its main character, the Yellow Kid. The Yellow Kid started appearing in single-panel cartoons in 1896, but on this day, it was first published as a multipaneled comic strip, titled “The Yellow Kid Takes a Hand at Golf.” Six panels showed the Yellow Kid’s mixed success at attempting to hit a golf ball. At the beginning he declares, “I am playing dis game an I don’t want no fresh mug te gimme any tips see,” and then he proceeds to knock out several bystanders with his golf club.

to see Jeanne’s graphic novel for free go to:

http://www.blurb.com/books/5669716-the-roller-skating-ant

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Marlyn Exconde
    Oct 24, 2015 @ 22:12:20

    this is fun, ants skating
    ;D

    Reply

  2. jeannepoland
    Oct 25, 2015 @ 08:01:16

    send your address and I’ll send you a copy of the book!

    Reply

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