The character 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 sailor quickly became the main focus of the strip, and Thimble Theatre became one of King Features' most popular properties during the s. After Segar died in , 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. These cartoon shorts are now owned by Turner Entertainment and distributed by its sister company Warner Bros.
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E. C. Segar - Wikipedia
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E. C. Segar
Elzie Crisler Segar December 8, — October 13, was an American cartoonist, best known as the creator of Popeye , who first appeared in his newspaper comic strip Thimble Theatre in He was also the author of the Sappo strip. Segar was born and raised in Chester, Illinois , a small town on the Mississippi River.
Segar , was an American cartoonist best known as the creator of Popeye , a pop culture character who first appeared in in Segar's comic strip Thimble Theatre. Segar was born on December 8, , and raised in Chester, Illinois , a small town near the Mississippi River. 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.