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Popeye and Olive Oyl Inspire Wedding Engagement Shoot

Happy Valentine’s Day! Love is in the air today! Check out how one couple showed THEIR love for Popeye and Olive Oyl in a completely fun, original and creative way. They dressed up as Popeye and Olive Oyl in their engagement photos! Photographer Anne Herbert deserves all the credit for their professionally styled photos. The Inner Harbor setting in Baltimore, MD was the absolute perfect and romantic setting to tell Nick and Delia’s story.

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Popeye: The Original Gridiron Great

Just in time for the Big Game on Sunday, below are a couple of vintage Popeye strips that show the mighty mariner making some serious waves for the opposing team. We reckon Popeye would be a formidable athlete on the football field.

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May the best team win on Sunday!

 

 

Popeye and The Argonaut: An 85th Anniversary Story

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Popeye’s first appearance in Thimble Theatre on January 17, 1929

It’s rare that the reporter becomes the story but, as we celebrate the 85th anniversary of Popeye’s first appearance on Jan. 17, 1929,  that’s exactly what has happened.

A newspaper arts & entertainment editor in California who was writing a story about the Sailor Man, his creator, Elzie Crisler Segar, and the history of the character contacted us here at King Features for assistance with background information, interviews and artwork. The result? A fantastic cover story on our favorite mariner!

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Argonaut Arts & Entertainment Editor Michael Aushenker and his Popeye cover story

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