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Exhibition Geppi Gems

Buster Brown, “Everything is running smoothly in the Brown family now!” Los Angeles Herald, no. 34, 1902. Stephen A. Geppi Collection of Comics and Graphic Arts, Serial and Government Publications Division, Library of Congress (001.01.00)

Buster Brown

The Sunday Color Comics section of the newspaper became extremely popular with the reading public in the early twentieth century. These pages, now highly sought after by collectors because of their relative scarcity, were also prized by cartoonists for the opportunity to utilize a full page for their creation. This particular page from the Los Angeles Herald features Buster Brown by legendary cartoonist R.F. Outcault, creator of the Yellow Kid.