Luks portrays Outcault as a money-grubber | Luks portrays Outcault as a proponent of passive spectatorship
The copyright and pricetag on Outcault's drawing, carefully positioned next to other retail "bargains," cheapen Outcault's version of the Kid and place him in the same category as the laughable ads that line Hogan's Alley.
Luks marks Outcault as inauthentic by placing a window between him and his audience.

Detail from George Luks, "Bargain Day in Hogan's Alley," World 10 Jan. 1897. Reproduced from microfilm.