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 !
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. :)
Really, really love this older Sagendorf (sp?) stuff. Looks more like Segar than his later work.More, please!
Thanks for the comments, guys. I'm a huge Sagendorf fan, even preferring him over his mentor, Segar.
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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.
Gary: "Bud Sagendorf knew what made Popeye tick."That's so true. I've always loved his stories as well as his art.
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!
Holding Coat: I'm glad you enjoyed it!
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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