E. C. Segar

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Popeye

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Elzie Crisler Segar (December 8, 1894 – October 13, 1938) pen name E. C Segar was an American cartoonist, best known as the creator of Popeye, a pop culture character who first appeared in 1929 in Segar's comic strip Thimble Theatre.
Popeye the Sailor is a cartoon fictional character created by Elzie Crisler Segar.

Chester, Illinois

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Segar was born on December 8, 1894, and raised in Chester, Illinois, a small town near the Mississippi River.
Chester is the "Home of Popeye," where a 6 ft, 900 lb bronze statue of Popeye the Sailor Man stands in the Elzie C. Segar Memorial Park, which honors Popeye's creator, Elzie Segar.

Olive Oyl

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The strip made its debut on December 19, 1919, featuring the characters Olive Oyl, Castor Oyl and Harold Hamgravy, whose name was quickly shortened in the strip to simply "Ham Gravy".
Olive Oyl is a cartoon character created by E. C. Segar in 1919 for his comic strip Thimble Theatre.

Castor Oyl

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The strip made its debut on December 19, 1919, featuring the characters Olive Oyl, Castor Oyl and Harold Hamgravy, whose name was quickly shortened in the strip to simply "Ham Gravy".
Castor Oyl is a fictional character, created in 1920 by cartoonist Elzie Crisler Segar for his comic strip Thimble Theatre, now known as Popeye.

Charlie Chaplin's Comic Capers

On March 12, 1916, the Herald published Segar's first comic, Charlie Chaplin's Comic Capers, which ran for a little over a year.
Charlie Chaplin's Comic Capers was an American gag-a-day celebrity comics comic strip by Stuart Carothers and later Elzie C. Segar starring Charlie Chaplin.

J. Wellington Wimpy

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Some of the other notable characters Segar created include J. Wellington Wimpy and Eugene the Jeep.
J. Wellington Wimpy, generally referred to as Wimpy, is one of the characters in the comic strip Popeye, created by E. C. Segar in 1931 and originally called Thimble Theatre, and in the Popeye cartoons based upon the strip.

Harold Hamgravy

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The strip made its debut on December 19, 1919, featuring the characters Olive Oyl, Castor Oyl and Harold Hamgravy, whose name was quickly shortened in the strip to simply "Ham Gravy".
Harold Hamgravy, better known as Ham Gravy, is an American comics character from the Thimble Theatre (later Popeye) series, created in 1919 by Elzie Segar.

Al Capp

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Honorees have included Charles Schulz, Bil Keane, Al Capp, Bill Gallo and Mort Walker.
He won the National Cartoonists Society's Reuben Award in 1947 for Cartoonist of the Year, and their 1979 Elzie Segar Award, posthumously for his "unique and outstanding contribution to the profession of cartooning".

Chicago American

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Outcault encouraged him and introduced him at the Chicago Herald.

Bluto

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In 2008, a Bluto statue was dedicated at the corner of Swanwick and W. Holmes Streets, in front of Buena Vista Bank.
Bluto is a cartoon and comics character created in 1932 by Elzie Crisler Segar as a one-time character, named "Bluto the Terrible", in his Thimble Theatre comic strip (later renamed Popeye).

Charles M. Schulz

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Honorees have included Charles Schulz, Bil Keane, Al Capp, Bill Gallo and Mort Walker.
Schulz (and critics) also credited George Herriman (Krazy Kat), Roy Crane (Wash Tubbs), Elzie C. Segar (Thimble Theatre) and Percy Crosby (Skippy) as influences.

Woody Gelman

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A revival of interest in Segar's creations began with Woody Gelman's Nostalgia Press.
Robert Altman's live-action film Popeye (1980) is adapted from E. C. Segar's Thimble Theatre comic strip.

Eugene the Jeep

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Some of the other notable characters Segar created include J. Wellington Wimpy and Eugene the Jeep.

Mort Walker

Honorees have included Charles Schulz, Bil Keane, Al Capp, Bill Gallo and Mort Walker.
He received the Reuben Award of 1953 for Beetle Bailey, the National Cartoonists Society's Humor Strip Award for 1966 and 1969, the Gold T-Square Award in 1999, the Elzie Segar Award for 1977 and 1999, and numerous other awards.

National Cartoonists Society

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In 1971, the National Cartoonists Society created the Elzie Segar Award in his honor.
The winner was selected by the NCS Board and later by King Features Syndicate, in honor of "Popeye" creator, Elzie Segar.

Bruce Ozella

In 2012, cartoonists Roger Langridge and Bruce Ozella teamed to revive the spirit of Segar in a 12-issue limited series, Popeye, published by IDW.
Asked what Ozella's style brings to a series like Popeye, Langridge said simply, "You mean apart from his uncanny ability to draw like E. C. Segar? I'm not sure you need anything else!"

Pen name

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Elzie Crisler Segar (December 8, 1894 – October 13, 1938) pen name E. C Segar was an American cartoonist, best known as the creator of Popeye, a pop culture character who first appeared in 1929 in Segar's comic strip Thimble Theatre.

Mississippi River

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Segar was born on December 8, 1894, and raised in Chester, Illinois, a small town near the Mississippi River.

Handyman

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The son of a handyman, his earliest work experiences included assisting his father in house painting and paper hanging.

House painter and decorator

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The son of a handyman, his earliest work experiences included assisting his father in house painting and paper hanging.

Wallpaper

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The son of a handyman, his earliest work experiences included assisting his father in house painting and paper hanging.

Drum kit

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Skilled at playing drums, he also provided musical accompaniment to films and vaudeville acts in the local theater, where he was eventually given the job of film projectionist at the Chester Opera House, where he also did live performances.

Film

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Skilled at playing drums, he also provided musical accompaniment to films and vaudeville acts in the local theater, where he was eventually given the job of film projectionist at the Chester Opera House, where he also did live performances.

Vaudeville

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Skilled at playing drums, he also provided musical accompaniment to films and vaudeville acts in the local theater, where he was eventually given the job of film projectionist at the Chester Opera House, where he also did live performances.