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 a 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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