After Bud Sagendorf, my favorite Popeye artist is Charlton Comic’s George Wildman. Wildman’s work is instantly recognizable for its delirious wonkiness. In fact, the term “wonkiness” may very well have been created specifically to capture the feel of the artist’s work on Popeye. Good pal Stephen DeStefano, knowing of my unabashed affection for the artist's work, recently asked me why there wasn’t more Wildman wonkiness on this blog. Well, let’s get this party started, Stephen! Like a train going off the rails, here come stories starring Popeye, Swee'pea, and Wimpy! Also, Wildman did the awesome cover! This is from Popeye No. 111, December 1971.