Outcault accentuates the fantastic elements of the strip.
Having been distanced from New York, the realist protagonist can return to the city as an alien freak--a spectacle to be gawked at by the urbanites.
Richard Felton Outcault, Pore Lil' Mose,
New York Herald c. 1901-1902; rpt. in Alan Havig, "Richard
F. Outcault's 'Poor Lil' Mose': Variations on the Black Stereotype
in American Comic Art," Journal of American Culture
11.1 (Spr. 1988): 36-37.