Frank Caruso, Vice President of Creative at King Features, collaborated with cartoonist Stephen DeStefano, on this special comic strip featuring Olive Oyl and Popeye checking into The Standard, Hollywood. In the strip, Popeye is dropping Olive off at The Standard where she reports to work as the hotel’s popular “box girl.” The comic strip is currently running on the homepage of The Standard’s Culture website at www.standardculture.com. Pretty cool, huh? To see more of what sassy Miss Olive Oyl is up to these days, check out OliveOylLoves.com.
IDW Publishing has released an all-new POPEYE original comic series—the first in more than 30 years— entitled POPEYE #1. Popeye fans can expect new adventures starring the world-famous Popeye the Sailor Man and his crew of friends, including Olive Oyl, Bluto, Wimpy and Swee’ Pea, as well as future appearances of Poopdeck Pappy, Alice the Goon, King Blozo, Oscar and Rough-House.
Comics industry star Roger Langridge wrote POPEYE #1 and will pen the entire POPEYE comics series. Joining Langridge to bring Popeye back to comics is rising-star artist Bruce Ozella. The monthly POPEYE series will be co-edited by IDW’s co-founder and chief executive officer, Ted Adams, and renowned comics expert Craig Yoe.
“Ever since I was a kid, the two cartoonists who have had the biggest influence on me have been Carl Barks and E.C. Segar, so getting a chance to write POPEYE is quite a thrill,” said Langridge. “I’m especially pleased that IDW have decided to go with a Segar-flavored interpretation. As much as I like some of the later versions of the character, for me, it’s those early strips where the magic really happened. Just as well Segar drew everybody with big feet, because Bruce and I have some enormous shoes to fill!”
Pick up a copy of POPEYE #1 (retail price: $3.99 USD) at your local comic book shop today!
“He’s Popeye the sailor man, and he’s back with a new series” (USA TODAY)
“Popeye returns ro comic books in new series from IDW” (The Oklahoman)
“Roger Langridge Scraps with Popeye” (Comic Book Resources) http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=36481
“All-New POPEYE Comics Debut in April” (IDW Publishing) http://www.idwpublishing.com/news/article/2191/
The Official Olive Oyl website is now live! Oliveoylloves.com is a fashion blog for style mavens, risk takers and true innovators who see a bit of themselves in Olive Oyl’s passionate and independent approach to life, love and fashion. A comics icon and hopeless romantic, Olive Oyl defies the standard definition of beauty. She isn’t afraid to pursue her passions with her heart on her sleeve, her eye on the prize and a fire in her belly. From the comics page to the big screen, Olive Oyl has done it all. And, now she is baring her heart and soul and sharing her insights online at www.oliveoylloves.com.
Oliveoylloves.com is the best source for information on all Olive Oyl-related news and initiatives. Fans are invited to follow Olive Oyl via her online diary and blog, where she shares her musings on music, art, fashion and culture in “Olive Loves.” The “Olive Live” section discusses hot lifestyle topics, while “Olive Goil” features profiles of women who live as boldly and fearlessly as Olive herself. In the “Looks” section (coming soon!), the latest must-have fashions from up-and-coming designers, as well as Olive Oyl-themed collaborations with today’s top style brands, will be showcased.