Monday, February 28, 2011

POPEYE in "Boom! Boom!"

This Popeye story, "Boom! Boom!" is from Popeye No. 23, Jan-March 1953. The artwork is by my favorite Popeye artist, Bud Sagendorf.

10 comments:

  1. I like that this story returns Popeye to the sea, where he belongs (instead of domesticated like Dagwood). This Bud artist really knew how to give Popeye a full head of hair !

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  2. Popeye is a character so rich and true he not only survives many artists, he flourishes under them. As a youngun I was a fiercely loyal Segar man as far as the strip goes, but Sagendorf proved his worth as I grew smarter. :)

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  3. Really, really love this older Sagendorf (sp?) stuff. Looks more like Segar than his later work.

    More, please!

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  4. Thanks for the comments, guys. I'm a huge Sagendorf fan, even preferring him over his mentor, Segar.

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  6. This is a good to see. Popeye always was an adventurer and not, as Lysdexicuss says, a domesticated sitcom cartoon character. Bud Sagendorf knew what made Popeye tick.

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  7. Gary: "Bud Sagendorf knew what made Popeye tick."

    That's so true. I've always loved his stories as well as his art.

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  8. The Holding CoatMarch 3, 2011 at 6:11 PM

    I only saw Segar's work later, as an adult, and enjoy it a lot. But I grew up reading Sagendorf's dailies, Sundays, and his comics. Love his version of Popeye, at its finest here in this story. Thanks for posting this!

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  9. Holding Coat: I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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  10. thanks for this. I really loved it. I too, had always been a Segar loyalist--and this is my introduction to Sagendorf! Light, funny, absurd too--and the cartooning is top-notch!
    thanks so much!

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