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Elzie Segar

 (1894 - 1938)
Elzie Crisler Segar was active/lived in Illinois, California.  Elzie Segar is known for illustrator-cartoonist.

Biography   Elzie Segar


Born in Chester, IL on Dec. 8, 1894. Segar created the comic strip "Thimble Theater" in 1919 from which emerged "Popeye, the Sailor Man" in wide syndication. He coined the words "goon" and "jeep." He settled in Santa Monica in 1925 and remained until his death of cirrhosis of the liver on Oct. 13, 1938.

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Death record; NY Herald Tribune, 10-15-1938 (obituary).

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Popeye Thimble Theater "Boxing" Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 9-1-35 (King Features, 1935)
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Elzie Segar Thimble Theatre Starring Popeye Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 9-15-35 (King Features Syndicate, 1935)
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Elzie Segar Thimble Theater Starring Popeye "Plunder Island" Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 12-24-33
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