“I’m strong to the finich, Cause I eats me spinach, I’m Popeye the Sailor Man.”


“I yam what I am!”

Before Popeye the Sailor Man was a beloved cartoon, he was a storied comic book character created by cartoonist E. C. Segar.

Segar, born on December 8, 1894, created his iconic balding hero in January of 1929, when Popeye appeared in Segar’s Thimble Theatre comic strip. The rest is entertainment and cultural history.

Now, 105 years after his birth, Google is paying homage to the legendary cartoonist with a Popeye Google Logo. This is something Google does on occasion to remember people and events that have touched our culture. H.G. Wells, the Bar CodeConfucius and even Sesame Street have received the honor.

The design for this logo is absolutely fitting; it pays tribute to Popeye’s old comic book roots while capturing his core essence (a.k.a. his beloved spinach). This logo is one of the more nostalgic ones that Google has released. Luckily, E.C. Segar’s character still lives on in reruns and in the Popeye comic strip now drawn by Hy Eisman.

Thanks to Mashable for a great post on this!

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One Response to ““I’m strong to the finich, Cause I eats me spinach, I’m Popeye the Sailor Man.””

  1. V.E.G. Says:

    Believe it or not, the Sandy Hook hero, Mary Joy (Greene) Sherlach was the fifth cousin twice removed of the creator of Popeye, Elzie Crisler Segar!

    Leonhard Christler
    Johann Theobald Christele
    Leonard Crisler-(siblings)-Adam Crisler
    Silas Crisler-(1st cousin)-Aaron Crisler
    Abel Crisler-(2nd cousin)-Albert Allen Crisler
    Silas Fowler Crisler-(3rd cousin)-Eliza Jane Crisler
    Erma Irene Crisler-(4th cousin)-Eva Belle “Effie” Barnhart
    Elzie Crisler Segar-(5th cousin)-Aneita Claire ‘Neita’ Chadwell
    Elzie Crisler Segar-(5th cousin once removed)-Jack Ellis Greene
    Elzie Crisler Segar-(5th cousin twice removed)-Mary Joy (Greene) Sherlach

    Sherlach is like Popeye saving others!

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