The Kid as anti-authoritarian
Representatives of legal authority like dogcatchers and policemen frequently suffer abuse at the hands of the anti-authoritarian residents of Hogan's Alley.

Richard Felton Outcault, "The Yellow Kid Treats the Crowd to a Horseless Carriage Ride," cartoon, New York Journal 17 Oct. 1897; rpt. in R.F. Outcault's The Yellow Kid: A Centennial Celebration of the Kid Who Started the Comics, (Northampton, Massachusetts: Kitchen Sink Press, 1995) plate 89.