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Sep 21, 2008

Day 69: Popeye the Sailor

Popeye the Sailor is a fictional hero famous for appearing in comic strips and animated films as well as numerous TV shows. He was created by Elzie Crisler Segar, and first appeared in the daily King Features comic strip Thimble Theatre on January 17, 1929.

Although Segar's Thimble Theatre strip, first published on December 19, 1919, was in its tenth year when Popeye made his debut, the sailor quickly became the main focus of the strip and Thimble Theatre became one of King Features' most popular strips during the 1930s.

In 1933, Max and Dave Fleischer's Fleischer Studios adapted the Thimble Theatre characters into a series of Popeye the Sailor theatrical cartoon shorts for Paramount Pictures.

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RockA said...

Your work is fantastic man!!! Awesome!!! Please post SANTO's toy!!!

Greetings form Mexico!!!

melissajlarson said...

These are very cool! My sister is throwing a b-day party for her 4 year old next week and is dying to find a "Superman" party favor that is fun to build. This would be perfect. Anyway you could do a superman in the next several days?

JoE said...

Superman? No promise, but I'll try.

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