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Thimble Theater

By Elzie Crisler Segar


About Thimble Theater

Popeye first appeared in Elzie Crisler Segar’s comic strip “Thimble Theater” in 1929. The comic strip was started in 1919 and revolved around the character Olive Oyl. After the addition of the popular character Popeye the title of the comic strip was changed to “Thimble Theater Featuring Popeye The Sailor.”