Tuesday, December 8, 2009

POPEYE!

Popeye
Inspired by today's Google homepage, a quick tribute to one of the heroes of my childhood and the reason why I love spinach so much ;)

Created by Elzie Crisler Segar in 1929 as a side character for the daily strip The Thimble Theatre, Popeye conquered the American readers first, and the world wide readers right after, becoming an icon of popular culture and one of the most recognizable characters in the world.
With him, Segar has written some of the most unforgettable pages of the comics history, rich of surrelaism, humanity, adventure, humor, poetry.

Little trivia: the spinach appear rarely in the daily strips, while they become an important element of the cartoon animated version.

Cheers,
Francesco

P.S. Eat veggies, kids!

Artwork © 2009 Francesco Francavilla.

4 comments:

Evan "Doc" Shaner said...

Oh man! Love it Francesco. You did a great job of capturing Segar's Popeye like he was in the strips.

Seems I'll have to bug you for a Popeye someday too!

Francesco Francavilla said...

Thank you, Evan, glad you enjoyed the "original" feel I gave to it :)
And no prob on the bugging ;)

Cheers,
Francesco

smoky man said...

well done, man! ;)

Francesco Francavilla said...

Grazie, cumpa' Smoky :D

Cheers,
Francesco