Thursday, February 22, 2018

Olive Oyl in Thimble Theatre Comics

This is kinda cool. Popeye first appeared in the Thimble Theatre in 1929 and later became the comic strips title.

Here is a 1919 Thimble Theatre strip long before Popeye first appeared. Yep - that's Olive Oyl. Doesn't the villian remind you somewhat of Dick Dasterdly?

In an earlier strip there was mention of Brutus but he was a child. A mean one though. I'll do some more research on the Thimble Theatre (the spelling for theater a long time back) and see if I can find some more characters from Popeye. Olive Oyl seems to pretty prominent in this strip.


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