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 Elzie Crisler Segar  (1894 - 1938)

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Lived/Active: Illinois/California      Known for: illustrator-cartoonist

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Elzie Crisler Segar
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Popeye Thimble Theater "Boxing" Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 9-1-35 (King Features, 1935)
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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.
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Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Death record; NY Herald Tribune, 10-15-1938 (obituary).
Nearly 20,000 biographies can be found in Artists in California 1786-1940 by Edan Hughes and is available for sale ($150). For a full book description and order information please click here.

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A cartoonist for King Features Syndicate in the 1930s, doing "Popeye" comic strip.



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