Welcome to the unique, peculiar world of ELZIE CRISLER SEGAR -- the creative genius behind Popeye, the Oyl Family, Wimpy, Swee'pea, Poopdeck Pappy, Alice the Goon, the Sea Hag, Eugene the Jeep, Roughhouse, the Whiffle Hen, Toar, Sappo, King Blozo, Ham Gravy, Oscar and all the other imaginative characters featured from 1919 to 1938 in the THIMBLE THEATRE newspaper comic strip and in the Fleischer cartoons of the 30s. Click on the art banners below for features on the Popeye cartoons, comic strips, Segar, cast members, collectibles, my want list, articles, and site dedication.
In 1933, Paramount Pictures, Fleischer Studios, King Features Syndicate and Segar joined forces to immortalize Popeye in film. It started innocently enough in the Thimble Theatre comic strip when a tough, one-eyed sailor made his first appearance in 1929. E.C. Segar may not be a household name, but his 15 minutes of fame has lasted years beyond his death. The cast of Thimble Theatre includes some of the strangest characters in all the funny papers. Collecting Popeye is a daunting task for those stubborn enough to try it. Being stubborn, this page gives a general description of the types of Popeye collectibles I am after. This section spotlights several articles on various Popeye collectibles and other subjects. This page is dedicated to all my collecting pals who have helped me out over the years.
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by Bruce C. Shults
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