Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Celebrating 90 years of Popeye

 This year marks the 90th anniversary of Popeye the Sailor. Introduced in the "Thimble Theatre" comic strip, Popeye would go on to take the lead role and become one of the most successful and popular characters of all time.
 Above is my re-creation of the first appearance of Popeye when Castor Oyl and Harold Ham Gravy hire him to sail their boat to the casino resort, Dice Island.
 Here I did a sketch of the two ages of Popeye from his first appearance by Elzie Segar to the final look Segar came up with at the time of his untimely death.
Even Superman gets in on the celebration of Popeye's Birthday!