E. C. Segar

Elzie Crisler Segar (December 8, 1894 – October 13, 1938) 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.

E.C. Segar
E. C. Segar
BornElzie Crisler Segar
December 8, 1894
Chester, Illinois
DiedOctober 13, 1938 (aged 43)
Santa Monica, California
Notable works
Popeye (1929–1938)

Early life

Segar was born on December 8, 1894, and raised in Chester, Illinois, a small town near the Mississippi River.[1] Segar was Jewish.[2][3][4][5][6][7] The son of a handyman, his earliest work experiences included assisting his father in house painting and paper hanging. 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[8] at the Chester Opera House, where he also did live performances.[1] At age 18, he decided to become a cartoonist. He took a correspondence course in cartooning from W. L. Evans of Cleveland, Ohio.[8] He said that after work he "lit up the oil lamps about midnight and worked on the course until 3 a.m."

Early work

Segar moved to Chicago where he met Richard F. Outcault, the creator of The Yellow Kid and Buster Brown. Outcault encouraged him and introduced him at the Chicago Herald. On March 12, 1916, the Herald published Segar's first comic, Charlie Chaplin's Comic Capers, which ran for a little over a year. In 1917, Barry the Boob was created. In 1918, he moved on to William Randolph Hearst's Chicago Evening American, for which he created Looping the Loop and worked as a second-string drama critic.[9] Segar married Myrtle Johnson that year; they had two children. In October 1919, Segar covered that year's World Series, creating eight cartoons for the sports pages.[10][11]

Thimble Theatre, Sappo and Popeye

Evening American Managing editor William Curley thought Segar could succeed in New York, so he sent him to King Features Syndicate, where Segar worked for many years. He began by drawing Thimble Theatre for the New York Journal. 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". They were the strip's leads for about a decade.

E. C. Segar's Sappo (1933).

Segar also created The Five-Fifteen for King Features in 1920; it was retitled Sappo in 1926. The Five-Fifteen started its run as a Monday-through-Saturday strip. In 1926, the retitled Sappo was converted into a Sunday-only topper to the Thimble Theatre Sunday pages. Initially, this strip revolved about the exploits of suburban couple John and Myrtle Sappo. However, Segar later added the character of inventor Professor O. G. Wotasnozzle to Sappo. Wotasnozzle's bizarre machines soon became the focus of the narrative.[12]

On January 17, 1929, when Castor Oyl needed a mariner to navigate his ship to Dice Island, Castor picked up an old sailor in the docks named Popeye. Popeye's first line in the strip, upon being asked if he was a sailor, was "'Ja think I'm a cowboy?"[13] The character stole the show and became the permanent star. Some of the other notable characters Segar created include J. Wellington Wimpy and Eugene the Jeep.

After prolonged illness, Segar died of leukemia and liver disease in October 1938 at the age of 43.[14]

Legacy and reprints

Segar is widely regarded as one of the most influential and talented cartoonists of all time, among the first to combine humor with long-running adventures. 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. The screenplay by Jules Feiffer was based directly on Gelman's Thimble Theatre Starring Popeye the Sailor, a hardcover reprint collection of 1936-37 Segar strips published in 1971 by Nostalgia Press.[15] In 2006, Fantagraphics published the first of a six-volume book set reprinting all Thimble Theatre daily and Sunday strips from 1928–38, beginning with the adventure that introduced Popeye.

In 1971, the National Cartoonists Society created the Elzie Segar Award in his honor. According to the Society's website, the award was "presented to a person who has made a unique and outstanding contribution to the profession of cartooning." The NCS board of directors chose the first winners, while King Features selected recipients in later years. Honorees have included Charles Schulz, Bil Keane, Al Capp, Bill Gallo and Mort Walker. The award was discontinued in 1999.[16]

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 how to say his name, he told The Literary Digest it was "SEE-gar".[17] He commonly signed his work simply Segar or E. Segar above a drawing of a cigar.


Segar-Looping the Loop - 1918
E. C. Segar's Looping the Loop (1918)
Title Start date End date
Charlie Chaplin's Comic Capers March 1916 April 1917
Barry the Boob April 1917 April 1918
Looping the Loop June 1918 December 1919
Thimble Theatre (Popeye) December 1919 October 1938
The Five-Fifteen (Sappo) December 1920 October 1938

Popeye Picnic

In 1977, Segar's hometown of Chester, Illinois, named a park in his honor. The park contains a six-foot-tall bronze statue of Popeye. The annual Popeye Picnic, a weekend-long event that celebrates the character with a parade, film festival and other activities, is held the first weekend after Labor Day.[18] In 2006, Chester launched the "Popeye & Friends Character Trail", which links a series of statues of Segar's characters located throughout town.[19] Each stands on a base inscribed with the names of donors who contributed to its cost and is unveiled and dedicated during the Popeye Picnic. The 2006 debut sculpture of hamburger-loving Wimpy stands in Gazebo Park. A statue of Olive Oyl, Swee'Pea and the Jeep, located near the Randolph County Courthouse, followed in 2007. In 2008, a Bluto statue was dedicated at the corner of Swanwick and W. Holmes Streets, in front of Buena Vista Bank. The 2009 statue of Castor Oyl and Bernice the Whiffle Hen stands in front of Chester Memorial Hospital. One additional statue has been unveiled each year.

Year Character(s) Location
2010 SeaHag/Bernard McDonald's/Walmart
2011 Cole Oyl Chester Public Library
2012 Alice the Goon Chester Center
2013 Poopdeck Pappy Cohen Complex
2014 Prof. Watasnozzle Chester High School
2015 RoughHouse Reids' Harvest House
2016 Nephews-Peepeye/Poopeye/Pipeye/Pupeye Chester Grade School
2017 King Blozo Chester City Hall
2018 Nana Oyl Manor at Craig's Farm
2019 Harold Ham Gravy Cole Memorial Park
2020 George Geezil State Street

A few businesses in Chester are named after Popeye characters: Spinach Can Collectibles/Popeye Museum (Opera House) and Rough-House Pizza[20]

On December 8, 2009, Google celebrated Segar's 115th birthday with a Google Doodle of Popeye. The doodle used Popeye's body as the 'g', had 'oogl', drawn to resemble Segar's drawing style, and a spinach can as the 'e', and featured Popeye punching the 'oogl' to cause the spinach to fly at him through the air.


  1. ^ a b Grandinetti 2004, p. 2.
  2. ^ JWR's Pundits World Editorial Cartoon Showcase Mallard Fillmore ... www.jewishworldreview.com/0104/popey_fight.asp http://www.jewishworldreview.com | (KRT) CHESTER, Ill. — This Mississippi River ... The creator of the comic strip, Elzie Segar, was born and raised in Chester, ...
  3. ^ Masters of American Comics - Newark Museum - The Jewish Museum ... https://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/13/arts/design/13comi.html October 13, 2006 - This means Elzie Crisler Segar's “Thimble Theater,” which introduced .... Mr. Kurtzman and Mr. Crumb are shortchanged at the Jewish Museum.
  4. ^ The Jewish People and America in the 20th Century https://webimages.uclaextension.edu/webimages/prod/FileRoot/Syllabus/208569.pdf Discover the lessons it teaches us about the evolution of the Jewish people from hopeful .... Elzie Segar's Popeye and Olive Oyl and Bluto appeared in 1929.
  5. ^ E.C. Segar's Popeye volume 4: Plunder Island – Now Read This! https://www.comicsreview.co.uk/.../01/.../e-c-segar’s-popeye-volume-4-plunder-island... January 19, 2010 - In the less than ten years Elzie Crisler Segar worked with Popeye, (from .... George W. Geezil wasn't merely a cheap Jewish stock figure of fun, ...
  6. ^ E.C. Segar's Popeye volume 3: “Let's You and Him Fight!” – Now Read ... https://www.comicsreview.co.uk/.../e-c-segar’s-popeye-volume-3-“let’s-you-and-him-... January 19, 2010 - Elzie Crisler Segar had been producing the Thimble Theatre daily ... Geezil, an ethnic Jewish stereotype, who like all Segar's characters swiftly ...
  7. ^ What's New With Jewish-American Superheroes? | The Jewish Press ... www.jewishpress.com › Sections October 4, 2006 - The Jewish Museum ... 212-423-3200, www.thejewishmuseum.org ... Feininger, George Herriman, E.C. Segar, Frank King, Chester Gould, ...
  8. ^ a b Gabbatt, Adam (December 8, 2009). "E.C. Segar, Popeye's creator, celebrated with a Google doodle". London: Guardian. Retrieved May 12, 2011.
  9. ^ "Cartoonist Segar, Popeye Creator (Obituary)". The New York Times. Associated Press. October 14, 1938. p. 23. Retrieved October 6, 2015 – via ProQuest Historical Newspapers. (Subscription required (help)).
  10. ^ The Early Works of E.C. Segar
  11. ^ The Thimble Theatre Comic Strip starring Popeye
  12. ^ Donald Phelps,Reading the Funnies: Essays on Comic Strips. Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics Books, 2001. ISBN 9781560973683 (pp.52-3)
  13. ^ Coulton Waugh, The Comics. New York, Luna Press, 1974. ISBN 9780914466031 (p.117)
  14. ^ "Ed Black's Cartoon Flashback". Ncs-glc.com. Archived from the original on May 16, 2011. Retrieved May 12, 2011.
  15. ^ Mint Condition: How Baseball Cards Became an American Obsession, pp. 125-126, Dave Jamieson, 2010, Atlantic Monthly Press, imprint of Grove/Atlantic Inc., New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-8021-1939-1
  16. ^ "NCS Awards". Reuben.org. September 22, 1965. Retrieved May 12, 2011.
  17. ^ Funk, Charles Earle. What's the Name, Please?, Funk & Wagnalls, 1936.
  18. ^ "City of Chester, Illinois .::. Home of Popeye - Segar Park". Chesterill.com. Retrieved May 12, 2011.
  19. ^ "City of Chester, Illinois: Popeye Character Trail". Chesterill.com. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  20. ^ "City of Chester, Illinois .::. Home of Popeye - Character Trail Page". Chesterill.com. Retrieved May 12, 2011.

Works cited

Further reading

  • Blackbeard, Bill. Marschall, Richard, ed. "E. C. Segar's Knockabouts of 1925 (and low blows before and after): The Unknown Thimble Theatre Period". Nemo. Fantagraphics Books (3): 6–25.

External links

1933 in comics

Notable events of 1933 in comics. See also List of years in comics.

Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp

Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp is a two-reel animated cartoon short subject in the Popeye Color Specials series, produced in Technicolor and released to theaters on April 7, 1939, by Paramount Pictures. It was produced by Max Fleischer, and directed by Dave Fleischer for Fleischer Studios, Inc., with David Tendlar serving as head animator, and music being supervised by Sammy Timberg. The voice of Popeye is performed by Jack Mercer, with additional voices by Margie Hines as Olive Oyl and Carl Meyer as the evil Wazzir.

Bill Holman (cartoonist)

Bill Holman (March 22, 1903 – February 27, 1987) was an American cartoonist who drew the classic comic strip Smokey Stover from 1935 until he retired in 1973. Distributed through the Chicago Tribune syndicate, it had the longest run of any strip in the screwball genre. Holman signed some strips with the pseudonym Scat H. He once described himself as "always inclined to humor and acting silly."Born in Crawfordsville, Indiana, Holman lived as a child in Nappanee, Indiana, a town where six successful cartoonists lived when they were children. Holman's father died when he was young. He began drawing when he was 12 years old.

While working part-time at Nappanee's local five and dime store, he developed an interest in art as a career and sent away for the Landon School of Illustration and Cartooning correspondence course. Dropping out of high school, he was 15 when he moved with his mother to Chicago. There he took night courses at the Academy of Fine Arts and learned more about cartooning from Carl Ed.

In 1920, he held a job as a copy boy at the Chicago Tribune for six dollars a week. The position gave him the opportunity to hang out with the top Tribune cartoonists, including Sidney Smith, Harold Gray and E. C. Segar.

In Cleveland, he began working for the Newspaper Enterprise Association, which syndicated his short-lived animal strip, Billville Birds (1922). After three years with NEA and Scripps-Howard, he headed for New York, where he was a Herald Tribune staff artist and drew the child strip G. Whizz Jr. for the New York Herald Tribune Syndicate. He scored a success when he headed in a new direction, submitting his cartoons to a variety of different magazines, including Liberty, Redbook, Collier's and Life.


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). Bluto made his first appearance September 12 of that year. Fleischer Studios adapted him the next year (1933) to be the main antagonist of their theatrical Popeye animated cartoon series.

Bud Sagendorf

Forrest Cowles Sagendorf (March 22, 1915 – September 22, 1994), better known as Bud Sagendorf, was an American cartoonist, notable for his work on King Features Syndicate's Thimble Theatre Starring Popeye comic strip.

Born in Wenatchee, Washington, Sagendorf was three years old when his father died. He arrived at age three in Santa Monica, California with his sister Helen and his mother, who opened a beauty parlor. It was Helen who gave him the nickname Bud. His first job was as a newsboy, selling the Los Angeles Herald-Express on the street. He began his cartoon career while a teenager, working for $50 a week as the assistant of cartoonist E. C. Segar on his Thimble Theatre and Sappo comic strips. Following Segar's death in 1938, Sagendorf moved to New York and began illustrating marketing materials for King Features, while also developing Popeye toys and games. In 1940, he married his high school sweetheart, Nadia Crandall, and they eventually moved to rural Connecticut.


Elzie may refer to:

Elzie Buck Baker (1919–2002), American stock car racer

Elzie Buddy Baker (1941–2015), American NASCAR driver and sports commentator, son of Buck Baker

LZ Granderson (born 1972), American journalist and columnist

E. C. Segar (1894–1938), American cartoonist, creator of Popeye

Johnetta Elzie (fl. 2014-present), American civil rights activist

Pat Elzie (born 1960), American-German professional basketball coach and former professional player

George W. Geezil

George W. Geezil, also known as simply Geezil, is a comic strip character created by E.C. Segar for the Thimble Theatre (now Popeye) strip.

J. Wellington Wimpy

J. Wellington Wimpy, generally referred to as Wimpy, is one of the characters in the comic strip Popeye, created by E. C. Segar in 1934 and originally called Thimble Theatre, and in the Popeye cartoons based upon the strip. Wimpy was one of the dominant characters in the newspaper strip, but when Popeye was adapted as an animated cartoon series by Fleischer Studios, Wimpy became a minor character; Dave Fleischer said that the character in the Segar strip was "too intellectual" to be used in film cartoons. Wimpy did appear in Robert Altman's 1980 live-action musical film Popeye, played by Paul Dooley.

List of Jewish American cartoonists

This is an alphabetized list of notable Jewish American cartoonists. Jewish Americans took the lead role in creating the comics industry.

List of people from Santa Monica, California

This is a list of people from Santa Monica, California.

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Nemo (magazine)

Nemo, the Classic Comics Library was a magazine devoted to the history and creators of vintage comic strips. Created by comics historian Rick Marschall, it was published between 1983 and 1990 by Fantagraphics.Nemo ran for 31 issues (the last being a double issue) plus one annual. Most issues were edited by Marschall. The title was taken from the classic comic strip Little Nemo. While some issues were thematic, most were a mix of articles, interviews, comic strip reprints and more.

Marschall later went on to co-found another magazine about comics, Hogan's Alley.

Olive Oyl

Olive Oyl is a cartoon character created by E. C. Segar in 1919 for his comic strip Thimble Theatre. The strip was later renamed Popeye after the sailor character that became the most popular member of the cast; however, Olive Oyl was a main character for 10 years before Popeye's 1929 appearance.

Poopdeck Pappy

Poopdeck Pappy is a fictional character featured in the Popeye (Thimble Theatre) comic strip and animated cartoon spinoffs. Created by E. C. Segar in 1936, the character is Popeye's father, who is between the ages of 85 and 99.


Popeye the Sailor is a cartoon fictional character created by Elzie Crisler Segar. The character first appeared in the daily King Features comic strip Thimble Theatre on January 17, 1929, and Popeye became the strip's title in later years. Popeye has also appeared in theatrical and television animated cartoons.Segar's Thimble Theatre strip was in its 10th year when Popeye made his debut, but the one-eyed (left) sailor quickly became the main focus of the strip, and Thimble Theatre became one of King Features' most popular properties during the 1930s. After Segar's death in 1938, Thimble Theatre was continued by several writers and artists, most notably Segar's assistant Bud Sagendorf. The strip continues to appear in first-run installments in its Sunday edition, written and drawn by Hy Eisman. The daily strips are reprints of old Sagendorf stories.In 1933, Max Fleischer adapted the Thimble Theatre characters into a series of Popeye the Sailor theatrical cartoon shorts for Paramount Pictures. These cartoons proved to be among the most popular of the 1930s, and Fleischer — and later Paramount's own Famous Studios — continued production through 1957. These cartoon shorts are now owned by Turner Entertainment and distributed by its sister company Warner Bros.Over the years, Popeye has also appeared in comic books, television cartoons, arcade and video games, hundreds of advertisements, peripheral products ranging from spinach to candy cigarettes, and the 1980 live-action film directed by Robert Altman and starring Robin Williams as Popeye.

Charles M. Schulz said, "I think Popeye was a perfect comic strip, consistent in drawing and humor". In 2002, TV Guide ranked Popeye number 20 on its "50 Greatest Cartoon Characters of All Time" list.

Popeye and Son

Popeye and Son is an American animated comedy series based on the Popeye comic strip created E.C. Segar and published by King Features Syndicate. Jointly produced by Hanna-Barbera and King Features subsidiary King Features Entertainment, the series aired for one season of thirteen episodes on CBS. It is a follow-up to The All New Popeye Hour. Maurice LaMarche performed the voice of Popeye in this series, succeeding Jack Mercer in that role. It is also the first set of Popeye cartoons that were produced since Mercer's death in 1984. Following its original run on CBS, this series reran on the USA Network in the 1989-90 season and on The Family Channel from September 1994 to December 1995. It can currently be seen for free on Amazon Video.

Popeye the Sailor (film series)

Popeye the Sailor is an American animated series of comedy short films based on the titular comic strip character created by E. C. Segar. In 1933, Max and Dave Fleischer's Fleischer Studios adapted Segar's characters into a series of Popeye the Sailor theatrical cartoon shorts for Paramount Pictures. The plotlines in the animated cartoons tended to be simpler than those presented in the comic strips, and the characters slightly different. A villain, usually Bluto, makes a move on Popeye's "sweetie," Olive Oyl. The villain clobbers Popeye until he eats spinach, giving him superhuman strength. Thus empowered, the sailor makes short work of the villain.

The Fleischer cartoons, based out of New York City, proved to be among the most popular of the 1930s, and would remain a staple of Paramount's release schedule for nearly 25 years. Paramount would take control of the studio in 1941 and rename it Famous Studios, ousting the Fleischer brothers and continuing production. The theatrical Popeye cartoons began airing on television in an altered form in 1956, at which point the Popeye theatrical series was discontinued in 1957. Popeye the Sailor in all produced 231 short subjects that were broadcast on television for numerous years, garnering enormous popularity with new generations.

These cartoons are now owned by Turner Entertainment and distributed by sister company Warner Bros.. After many years of negotiations, Warner Home Video reached an agreement with King Features Syndicate for an official DVD release of the series. Restored and unedited Popeye cartoons through 1943 were released on DVD in the late 2000s. The 1930s Popeye cartoons have been noted by historians for their urban feel, with the Fleischers pioneering an East Coast animation scene that differed highly from their counterparts. In addition to becoming iconic within mainstream public consciousness, the majority of 231 Popeye short subjects are highly acclaimed by animation historians and fans.

Sea Hag

The Sea Hag is a fictional character owned by King Features Syndicate. She is a tall, masculine looking witch featured in comics/cartoons as a nemesis to the character Popeye. The Sea Hag was created by Elzie Crisler Segar in 1929 as part of the Thimble Theatre comic strip.

Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery, Santa Monica

Woodlawn Cemetery, Mortuary & Mausoleum is located at 1847 14th Street in Santa Monica, California, United States. It is owned and operated by the city of Santa Monica.

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