Gene Carr's Lady Bountiful
(shown here in 1916) debuted in 1902 and is said to be the first female newspaper cartoon protagonist.
Gene Carr (January 7, 1881 – December 9, 1959) was an American cartoonist.
He was one of the most active early New York City artists in the young field of comic strips. He was doing newspaper cartoons by age 15 and two years later was working for the William Randolph Hearst papers. Carr is considered a pioneer of the use of sequential panels. He did cartoons for the New York Herald, New York World and the New York Evening Journal.
His popular cartoons also appeared in reprint books and on postcards.
- ^ "Carr, Gene". The International Who's Who in the World: p. 242. 1912.