1894 - The Yellow Kid was drawn/created by Richard F. Outcault.
Attributed as the first cartoon by virtue of it's introduction
in Truth Magazine's "Hogan's Alley" (1894).
The Yellow Kid appeared in many advertisement venues:
pin backs, gum cards, cigarette packs, postcards, matchbooks, etc,

P24..Pinbacks (High Admiral Cigarettes)

R176..Yellow Kid Scripts (Pulver)

Yellow Kid cards (Adams Gum,, 1896)

Yellow Kid Misc. Collectibles, late 1800s)