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Shinzi Katoh, Top Japanese Designer, Gets Creative With Popeye®

The well-known Japanese graphic artist, Shinzi Katoh, is developing designs for both Betty Boop and Popeye®, which will be licensed for products in Japan and subsequently by King Features and its agents throughout the world. King Features is the worldwide licensor for Popeye and, working closely with Fleischer Studios, worldwide exclusive licensing agent for Betty Boop.

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Own a Piece of Artwork from the Official Popeye Art Tribute Show

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:

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“All Heads on Deck” by CHOGRIN

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“STRONG TO THE FINICH! AN OFFICIAL POPEYE TRIBUTE ART SHOW” Celebrates 85 Years of Popeye the Sailor Man

CHOGRIN-POPEYE-TEASER_2014_LEGAL_REVISIONCurated by Ecuadoran artist and Popeye uber-fan CHOGRIN in collaboration with King Features Syndicate, “STRONG TO THE FINICH! AN OFFICIAL POPEYE TRIBUTE ART SHOW” features more than 100 artists from around the world paying unique tribute to the legendary sailor, created by E.C. Segar in 1929.

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

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