Individual Author Record
Name: Elzie Crisler SegarPen Name: E.C. Segar Genre: Fiction Illustrator Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children; Born: 1894 in Chester, Illinois Died: 1938
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Illinois ConnectionSegar was born in Chester and also lived in Chicago.
Biographical and Professional InformationElzie Crisler Segar worked as a drummer and film projectionist at a local theater while taking a correspondence course in cartooning. He eventually moved to Chicago, and was hired by the Chicago Herald, which in March 1916 published Segar's first (but short-lived) comic strip, Charlie Chaplin's Comedy Capers. After media mogul William Randolph Hearst bought and closed the Herald, Segar was sent to King Feature Syndicate in New York City, where he created Thimble Theatre, a strip starring a coy flapper named Olive Oyl, her fiance Harold Hamgravy and various members of the Oyl family. It would be another 10 years before the now-legendary Popeye would appear, initially only as a supporting character for one storyline. However, when the sailor bowed out on June 27, 1929, reader complaints poured in; a few weeks later, Popeye was back for good.
- I Yam What I Yam, Fantagraphics Books, 2006
- Well Blow Me Down, Fantagraphics Books, 2007
- Lets You and Him Fight, Fantagraphics Books, 2008
- Popeye: Plunder Island, Fantagraphics Books, 2009
- Popeye: Wha's A Jeep, Fantagraphics Books, 2010
Titles At Your Library
Popeye, Vol. 1: I Yam What I Yam
ISBN: 1560977795 Fantagraphics Books. 2006 by E.C. Segar
Completing the run of Segar's Thimble Theatre comic strip (dailies and color Sundays) featuring Popeye. In this first volume, covering 1928-1930, Popeye's initial courtship of Olive Oyl takes center stage, while Olive's brother Castor Oyl discovers the mysterious Whiffle Hen. Also, the entire cast meets the Sea Hag for the first time in their pursuit of the "Mystery House" (Popeye's first extended daily narrative), and Castor Oyl attempts to turn Popeye into a boxing champion in a series of hilarious Sunday strips.
Popeye, Vol. 2: Well Blow Me Down!
ISBN: 1560978740 Fantagraphics Books. 2007 This second volume of the acclaimed hit series collecting the entirety of E.C. Segar's original Popeye (a.k.a. Thimble Theatre) comic strips begins with a foreword by Beetle Bailey creator Mort Walker, and continues with an introduction by noted film and cartooning critic Donald Phelps. This second volume features work from 1930 to 1932, and most notably includes the debut of Segar's second greatest character: J. Wellington Wimpy, which stands as a one-of-a-kind icon some 70 years after his creation - the most likeable lowdown cad ever to grace the comics page. Popeye Volume 2 includes the stories: "Clint Gore" (continued from the cliffhanger last volume) "A One-Way Bank," in which Popeye opens a bank that allows withdrawals but no deposits a long war story featuring King Blozo that begins with "The Great Rough-House War" and "Skullyville," which wraps up the daily strips for this volume.
Popeye, Vol. 3: Let's You and Him Fight!
ISBN: 1560979623 Fantagraphics Books. 2008
Our third volume (of six) of the acclaimed hit all-ages series collecting the entirety of E.C. Segar's original Popeye (a.k.a. Thimble Theatre) comic strips features work from 1932 to 1934. In addition to the daily and Sunday strips, this volume will present a true collector's item: Segar's never-reprinted two-week "World's Fair" continuity. This sequence has never been republished since its original publication 75 years ago. This volume will also contain the conclusion of Donald Phelps's incisive and articulate critical essay on Segar's work "Real People, Real Theatre," and Richard Marschall's insightful analysis of Segar's continuity and story techniques. E.C. Segar blended complex narratives, slapstick traditions, brilliant characterization, and an inimitable cartooning style to create the most exciting and profound humor of his era.
Popeye, Vol. 4: Plunder Island
ISBN: 1606991698 Fantagraphics Books. 2009
With this fourth volume of our beloved series, Segar's Popeye reaches one of its highest peaks in "Plunder Island," the glorious, epic-length Sunday-continuity adventure that ran for eight months and pitted the intrepid sailorman against the malevolent Sea Hag and the Goon - helped, and sometimes hindered by, the easily corruptible J. Wellington Wimpy. "Plunder Island" is presented here for the first time in its full, full-color, uncut glory! Meanwhile, in the "dailies" section of Popeye Volume 4: Plunder Island, Popeye visits "Poodleburg," gets involved in a quest for both "Romance and Riches," and much more. Comics historian Richard Marschall contributes an article on Segar's storytelling skills and narrative strategies, focusing in particular on the "Plunder Island" sequence. Rediscover an American treasure in this handsomely designed series to be enjoyed by comic fans of all ages.
Popeye, Vol. 5: Wha's a Jeep?
ISBN: 1606994042 Fantagraphics Books. 2011