If fans can’t get to L.A. by Sept. 21 to see “STRONG TO THE FINICH! AN OFFICIAL POPEYE TRIBUTE ART SHOW” curated by Ecuadoran artist and Popeye uber-fan CHOGRIN in collaboration with King Features Syndicate, there is still time to order a piece of art showcased in the exhibition. From an original framed by the artist to limited-edition prints and giclées,the fascinating renditions of the world’s most famous Sailor Man are available for purchase in the Hero Complex Gallery store.
CHOGRIN has sent us some photos of his own tribute art from the show and a behind-the-scenes look at the inspiration for them. Check this out:
The show, which is free and open to the public, will premiere on September 5th, 2014 at Hero Complex Gallery (7-10pm PST) and runs through September 21st, 2014. The show is sponsored by Popeye Spinach and Popeye Energy Drinks.
The Hero Complex Gallery is located at 2020 South Robertson Blvd., Studio D, Los Angeles, Calif. 90034 (Hcgart.com) and is open Wednesday-Sunday from 11 A.M. to 6 P.M. To see more artwork and get updates, go to: http://www.popeyeartshow.tumblr.com. Continue reading →
Well, blow me down! Cartoonist David Reddick, creator of the King Features-syndicated comic strip Intelligent Life, drew these incredible sketches of Popeye, Olive Oyl, Bluto, Wimpy, Eugene the Jeep, and even the Sea Hag. The only character missing is ‘lil Swee’Pea, Popeye’s adorable adopted in’fink!