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Guitars, Drums and Spinach

This week’s POPEYE Sunday comic strip pays homage to two American icons: Popeye and the alternative rock band, Wilco.  The artwork prominently features the S.S.Wilco sailing into port to deliver Wilco Brand Spinach. Hoards of people are lining up on the dock as Popeye, Olive Oyl, Bluto and the entire gang assist Wilco in handing out cans of Wilco Spinach to the crowds. The art, created by Frank Caruso and Ned Sonntag, features caricatures of Wilco band members: lead singer Jeff Tweedy, bassist John Stirratt, guitarist Nels Cline, multi-instrumentalists Pat Sansone and Mikael Jorgensen, and drummer Glenn Kotche.

Rolling Stone described Wilco as “one of America’s most consistently interesting bands” and “America’s foremost rock impressionists” and their latest collaboration with the cartoon icon Popeye underscores the band’s creativity. Aside from their apparent love for spinach, both Wilco and Popeye also share roots in their home state of Illinois (Chicago and Chester, respectively).

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I Y’Am What I Y’Am, and You Are What You Eat

SelfMade Hero, an award-winning, independent, British graphic novel publishing house launched the very first Popeye cookbook , “I Y’Am What I Y’Am, and You Are What You Eat’” fully illustrated with Popeye artwork and comic strips, in their Fall 2011 collection. Well-known cookbook author Josephine Bacon created healthy takes on some all-American classics, vegetarian dinners, health snacks, special smoothies and seaside suppers.

Popeye’s Sweet Patootie Olive Oyl Stars In Ad Campaign

Like any modern woman, Popeye’s Sweet patootie Olive Oyl had her own career for ages, as a model and fashionista.  Now she’s lent her star power to iconic Irish dairy brand Kerrygold to promote their brand of butter and olive oil spread.  Prints ads broke in the UK Daily Express, The Telegraph, Sunday Mirror Celebs supplement, Reader’s Digest, BBC Good Food, BBC Olive and Sainsbury’s magazines.

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