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!
People lining the route of the 68th annual Frontier Day Parade in downtown Terre Haute, Ind., on the Fourth of July were treated to a delightful array of festooned families and the sight of Popeye, the World’s Most Famous Sailor Man, escorting his goil, Olive Oyl, down Wabash Avenue. It was pure Americana. Check out the fun here:
Classic Popeye Comics #9 by Bud Sagendorf (w & a & c) is now on sale!
“This comic book contains the singular most bizarre and hilarious comic book story in the history of comic books and anyone that disagrees with me will feel the wrath of me twister-sock,” proclaims feisty Classic Popeye co-editor Craig Yoe.