Buster Brown

Real Name

Buster Brown

First Appearance

The New York Herald (1902)

Created by

Richard F. Outcault


Buster Brown, his sister Mary Jane, and his dog Tige were wealthy city dwelling family at the turn of the century. Buster was a handsome young troublemaker who would pull pranks and would later be caught by his mother and spanked. He usually would state a moral at the end of the strip that would be completely unrelated to his actions.

Public Domain Appearances

  • The New York Herald 1902-1921
  • The New York Journal 1906-1911


Outcault's character the Yellow Kid would sometimes appear in Buster Brown strips.

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