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Popeye the sailor man

Posted by Masakim on January 05, 2003

In Reply to: Popeye the sailor man posted by ESC on January 04, 2003

: : : Anyone know popeye's first name? starts with an E.
: : : thx

: : I suspect his name was just Popeye. A few minutes of searching failed to turn up any other name for him even though some other characters in Thimble Theatre had full names--J. Wellington Wimpy, for instance. The original artist was Elzie Segar. There was an animal character called Eugene the Jeep.

: What an interesting question. And I have no idea what the answer is.

Popeye. The muscle-bound sailor man came into the cartoon world in 1929 when the comic strip artist Elzie Segar created him for his classic strip, _Thimble Theatre_. He was at first known as Ham Gravy, but soon acquired his familiar sobriquet. [...]
From _Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable, 16th Edition_