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Popeye

By E.C. Segar, Bud Sagendorf, Hy Eisman, Randy Milholland

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  • January 17, 2024

    Nadya Martinez

    Celebrate 95 Years of Strength and Grit with Popeye®, the Sailor Man!

    Get your daily dose of comics online at Comics Kingdom, where we promise to KEEP THE COMICS COMING! Today marks the 95th anniversary of Popeye! Popeye, the iconic spinach-gulping underdog with “bulging forearms and a mean uppercut,” is celebrating his 95th anniversary.  The beloved fictional cartoon character was created by cartoonist and writer Elzie Crisler (E.C.) Segar first appeared on January 17, 1929, in the daily King Features comic strip “Thimble Theatre.”  On this day, E.C. introduced Popeye to the then 10-year-old comic strip Thimble Theater with his famous first line – “Ja, think I’m a cowboy?!” The Thimble Theatre comic strip originally starred Olive Oyl and Harold Ham Gravy and revolved around Olive’s family.  Although he was introduced as a minor walk-on character, he quickly gained popularity, becoming a fan favorite and outshining the other characters, becoming the lead star of Thimble Theatre.  He’s strong to the finish ’cause he still eats his spinach; he’s Popeye the Sailor Man.  Popeye not only went from a supporting character to a comic strip star but eventually led animated adventures produced in different eras by Fleischer Studios, Famous Studios, and King Features.  […]
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  • August 10, 2022

    Alex Garcia

    WINNER WINNER: 2022 WILL EISNER COMIC INDUSTRY AWARD

    Fantagraphics wins the Eisner Award for Best Archival Collection/Project-Strips (at least 20 years old) on behalf of Popeye Well, blow me down! Popeye and his team make history once again. Fantagraphics took home gold at this year’s Eisner Awards for Best Archival Collection/Project-Strips (at least 20 years old). The award was granted for Popeye: The E.C. Segar Sundays, vol. 1 by E.C. Segar, edited by Gary Groth and Conrad Groth. The Fantagraphics team took home 3 awards total, making them the most decorated publisher at the 2022 awards. Praise for Popeye: The E.C. Segar Sundays, vol. 1 “An essential volume of both graphic storytelling and early 20th-century art. … Nearly every episode collected here reveals Segar to be an absurdly hilarious master draftsman and wildly entertaining storyteller.” — Library Journal “One of the great geniuses of the comic strip form, E. C. Segar created work that represents some of America’s finest art in its epic scale, colloquial language, daffy humor and themes of romance and commerce.… Not to be missed.” — Time Magazine “Just as Charles Dickens took advantage of the serial publication of his early novels to introduce new characters and change directions, so also did […]
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  • February 22, 2021

    Edgar Ortiz

    The Popeye Movie 40th Anniversary Sweepstakes

    It’s the 40th anniversary of the Popeye movie! Enter for the chance to win a copy of the new 40th Anniversary BLU-RAY + DVD on the Popeye Facebook and/or Popeye Instagram pages before February 26, 2021.   HOW TO ENTER: Popeye 40th Anniversary Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”). To enter from February 22, 2021 at 12:01 AM (ET) – February 25, 2021 at 11:59 PM (ET), Entrant must sign in at Instagram.com or Facebook.com on a computer or on the Instagram app or Facebook app for wireless entries and follow Sponsor’s Instagram or Facebook feed at @popeye (the “Instagram Feed” and “Facebook feed”) and during the period that begins February 22, 2021 at 12:01 AM (ET) through February 25, 2021 at 11:59 PM (ET), (the “Entry Period”), follow the online instructions to like the sweepstakes post and tag a friend in the comments, using the hashtag #PopeyeMovieSweepstakes to enter for a chance to win.   IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE: Following @popeye, liking the sweepstakes post and tagging a friend in the comments using the hashtag #PopeyeMovieSweepstakes is required to enter the Popeye 40th Anniversary Sweepstakes and does not necessarily signify an endorsement of the […]
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  • February 17, 2021

    Edgar Ortiz

    Popeye Fanart Roundup 1

    All of us here at Comics Kingdom and the whole of King Features LOVE our fans! It means everything to us when you express and share your love for our properties by including them in your own original piece of art. In our new series Fanart Roundup, we share some of the best content created by YOU! Today we will be focusing on our favorite spinach-loving sailor.   If you want to get featured, simply follow @ComicsKingdom on either Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and tag us. Don’t forget to also show your fellow artists some love on their personal pages!   bearbrick.ae   cmariscal   Duplacorn   Ovidiu Solcan   Riley Rodriguez   Rudie Rashid   Olcay Kilinç  
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  • April 1, 2019

    Jeremy Meltingtallow

    Popeye Day!!

    ITS MY POPEYE DAY! My Popeye coming is running today at Comics Kingdom! Please click the link and if I can ask you to leave a comment (only if you wish, but the syndicate pays attention to that!!) I would be ever so greatful to you (and will respond!) Popeye’s Cartoon Club Comic Strip for March 31, 2019 – http://bit.ly/2I3sC97
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  • February 14, 2019

    Jeremy Meltingtallow

    Popeye Sneek Peek!

    Sneak peek at my forthcoming #Popeye Sunday comic for “Popeye’s Cartoon Club” at Comics Kingdom (https://tinyurl.com/y5bofy63)!
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  • February 5, 2019

    Jeremy Meltingtallow

    Popeye’s Cartoon Club featuring “The Goils”

    This year is Popeye’s 90th Birthday! One of the ways King Features is celebrating is by featuring a Popeye cartoon every Sunday by a different cartoonist. I love the original E. C.  Segar style so I studied a variety of samples that my editor sent to me. (I asked for samples that included the female characters) I wanted to feature the old-style drawings of the female characters in a contemporary setting…and maintain the authentic voice of each character…or at least try to! So I decided to have the “goils” attend a book club meeting…each with a feminist book that somehow related to them. The only problem I had was with Bernice the Whiffle Hen. I couldn’t come up with a feminist author for her…so I gave her Dr. Doolittle by Hugh Lofting. I figured that was as close as I could come with a book that related to a Hen. I also tried to stay true to the color palette of the original strips. The samples I studied had a lot of pale yellow and light blues. (Although I did give the Sea Hag and Olive nice, comfy, bright-colored sofa-chairs.) […]
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  • January 18, 2019

    Jeremy Meltingtallow

    Happy 90th Birthday, Popeye!

    Happy 90th Birthday, Popeye!! KingFeatures &ComicsKingdom is celebrating by having a different cartoonist do one Sunday every week in 2019, and I have the great honor of being one of those cartoonists. Here’s a sneak peek!
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  • December 21, 2018

    Jeremy Meltingtallow

    Merry Popeye’s Spinach-mas and a Happy Crabmeat Year!

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  • August 28, 2018

    Jeremy Meltingtallow

    Popeye, circa 1929!

    Sketching Popeye, circa 1929 (I’ve always loved his original look when he first appeared in Thimble Theatre). Gawd I love #Popeye, no matter the time.  – David
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