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    Bud Sagendorf Thimble Theatre starring Popeye Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 3-20-60 (King Features Syndicate, 1960). Sagendorf, protègé to creator E.C. Segar, did the most to perpetuate Popeye as a self-renewing character. Here, Sagendorf hammers a basic difference between Popeye and his grumpy old father, Poopdeck Pappy -- Pappy hates spinach. Whereupon Alice the Goon steps in to force-feed Pappy with a load of spinach. An interesting variance in dialect occurs when Pappy says, "I yam goin' downtown ta eat!" Segar would have had Pappy say, "I be goin' downtown..." A nice incidental touch is a background cameo for Swee'pea, Popeye's "adoptid infink (sic)." Ink over graphite on Bristol board. Image area, 21.5" x 14.5". Very Good condition, with overall toning, one stained lettering correction, and a discolored logotype stat. From the Tex Blaisdell Archives.

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