The Abe Martin cartoons ran in hundreds of U.S. newspapers from 1904 until Hubbard’s death in 1930.  The Indianapolis News continued running the cartoons through 1980, fifty years after his death.

For most of the peak years of his career, Hubbard lived on the east side of Indianapolis, in the Irvington neighborhood. His house still stands at the corner of East New York Street and Emerson Avenue, across from a small park dedicated to his memory.

A couple of years after the cartoonist's death, Brown County State Park named the new Abe Martin Lodge after his best loved character.

Kin Hubbard and Abe Martin

Frank McKinney (Kin) Hubbard (1868 - 1930) was a popular cartoonist, humorist, and journalist known by his pen name "Kin" Hubbard.

Hubbard based his most famous creation, Abe Martin, his country bumpkin philosopher, in Brown County Indiana.  During the early years of the twentieth century, the isolated hilly county had one of the state's highest poverty and illiteracy rates. He considered the fact of having a rustic Brown County resident as a font of wisdom humorous. Many of the quips Hubbard coined remain in use today.