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.
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!
Did you know that there exists a very special history between Popeye and PEZ candy? PEZ began making dispensers in the 1940s, and they were originally very plain and intended for adults who were trying to quit smoking.
Throughout the 1950s, PEZ introduced a number of more playful designs intended for children. In 1958, PEZ introduced the very first PEZ dispenser featuring a popular licensed character. If you guessed it was Popeye, you would be correct!