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Wimpy joins the most popular strip reprint series since The Complete Peanuts.

Fantagraphics's second volume (of six) 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. Wimpy 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 Vol. 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.

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, rivaling the great film comics of his era, such as Charlie Chaplin and the Marx Brothers. Discover this American treasure in this handsomely designed series perfect for all ages.

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"Represents some of America's finest art in its epic scale, colloquial language, daffy humor and themes of romance and commerce." Time

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"The perfect comic strip." Charles M. Schulz, creator of Peanuts

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Fantagraphics' second volume of the acclaimed hit series collects E.C. Segar's original Popeye comic strips from 1930 to 1932, and includes the debut of Segar's second greatest character: J. Wellington Wimpy.

Synopsis:

The second volume collecting the entirety of Segar's original Popeye (Thimble Theatre) covers 1930-1932 and introduces Segar's second greatest character: Wimpy, the most likeable lowdown cad ever to grace the comics page.

Synopsis:

Fantagraphics's second volume (of six) 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 Baileycreator Mort Walker and continues with an introduction by noted filmand cartooning critic Donald Phelps. This second volume features workfrom 1930 to 1932, and most notably includes the debut of Segar'ssecond greatest character: J. Wellington Wimpy. Wimpy stands as aone-of-a-kind icon some 70 years after his creation, the most likeablelowdown cad ever to grace the comics page. Popeye Vol. 2includes the stories: "Clint Gore" (continued from the cliffhanger lastvolume); "A One-Way Bank," in which Popeye opens a bank that allowswithdrawals but no deposits; an extended war story featuring King Blozo thatbegins with "The Great Rough-House War"; and "Skullyville," which wrapsup the daily strips for this volume. A 2008 Eisner Award Nominee: Best Archival Collection/Project--Comic Strips; a 2008 Harvey Award Nominee: Best Domestic Reprint Project.

About the Author

Elzie Chrisler Segar was born in 1894 and died in 1938. His work was showcased in the landmark "Masters of American Comics" exhibition at the Hammer and MOCA museums in Los Angeles in 2006.

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Douglas, March 11, 2008 (view all comments by Douglas)
This volume is even more brilliant than the first. The Sunday strips read like they were written and performed by the Marx Brothers. I found myself laughing out loud with Popeye in his hysterical, "Arf! Arf! Arf!" As for J. Wellington Wimpy, I love this man. I would gladly pay you Tuesday for the next volume of Popeye today.
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sadiellen, January 13, 2008 (view all comments by sadiellen)
Want to know how Wimpy, excuse me, J. Wellington Wimpy came into being? He's one of America's best loved comic strip characters and now you can discover how the brilliant mind of E.C. Segar created this lovable and annoying freeloader. This book covers from 1930 to 1932 and is one of six in a series. This is volume two and I read wait to read them all.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781560978749
Author:
Segar, E. C.
Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books
Foreword:
Walker, Mort
Editor:
Thompson, Kim
Editor:
Reynolds, Eric
Author:
Walker, Mort
Author:
Phelps, Donald
Subject:
Comics & Cartoons
Subject:
General
Subject:
Form - Comic Strips & Cartoons
Subject:
Comic books, strips, etc.
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Comic books, strips, etc. -- United States.
Subject:
Popeye (Fictitious character)
Subject:
Cartoons
Subject:
Humor-Cartoon Comics
Copyright:
Series:
Popeye
Series Volume:
02
Publication Date:
December 17, 2007
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Color and black-and-white comic strips a
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
17 x 11 in

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Product details 168 pages Fantagraphics Books - English 9781560978749 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Represents some of America's finest art in its epic scale, colloquial language, daffy humor and themes of romance and commerce."
"Review" by , "The perfect comic strip."
"Synopsis" by , Fantagraphics' second volume of the acclaimed hit series collects E.C. Segar's original Popeye comic strips from 1930 to 1932, and includes the debut of Segar's second greatest character: J. Wellington Wimpy.
"Synopsis" by , The second volume collecting the entirety of Segar's original Popeye (Thimble Theatre) covers 1930-1932 and introduces Segar's second greatest character: Wimpy, the most likeable lowdown cad ever to grace the comics page.
"Synopsis" by , Fantagraphics's second volume (of six) 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 Baileycreator Mort Walker and continues with an introduction by noted filmand cartooning critic Donald Phelps. This second volume features workfrom 1930 to 1932, and most notably includes the debut of Segar'ssecond greatest character: J. Wellington Wimpy. Wimpy stands as aone-of-a-kind icon some 70 years after his creation, the most likeablelowdown cad ever to grace the comics page. Popeye Vol. 2includes the stories: "Clint Gore" (continued from the cliffhanger lastvolume); "A One-Way Bank," in which Popeye opens a bank that allowswithdrawals but no deposits; an extended war story featuring King Blozo thatbegins with "The Great Rough-House War"; and "Skullyville," which wrapsup the daily strips for this volume. A 2008 Eisner Award Nominee: Best Archival Collection/Project--Comic Strips; a 2008 Harvey Award Nominee: Best Domestic Reprint Project.
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