Did'ja think he was a cowboy?
When I was a little boy the sailor was written and drawn
in comics books by the great Bud Sagendorf.
I loved his artwork and would copy it all the time.
There were other great artists
who worked on the Popeye strip as well--
Doc Winner, Joe Musial and another favorite of mine Bill Zaboly.
Here's a sample of Bill's version...
Here's a recent attempt
at drawing the sailor...
while (still) copying Sagendorf art.
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