Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Happy Birthday to the man who gave us Popeye
Elzie Crisler Segar - The Creator of Popeye
He was a master cartoonist and humorist and his timing was impeccable. He created the iconic figures Olive Oyl, J. Wellington Wimpy, Swee'pea, Bluto, The Sea Hag, Eugene the Jeep and Alice the Goon.
He added new words to the English vocabulary and took us to strange new lands that will endure.
Segar was born on this date in 1894 on the banks of the Mississippi River in Chester Il. He was taken from us at a young age from cancer, but through Popeye and rest of the cast of Thimble Theatre, he will live forever!