Popeye brings out the best in everybody. Opening tonight in Los Angeles is “Strong to the Finich! An Official Popeye Tribute Art Show” and there’s some rather attractive pieces in it.
Actor Robin Williams has died at the age of 63 from an apparent suicide.
Genndy Tartakovsky’s “Popeye” reboot is officially a thing now. While the film doesn’t have a production greenlight yet, Sony’s licensing division has begun to promote the property with concept art at the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas.
Last night Jeff Koons sold a sculpture of Popeye for over $28 million. Today, evidence has emerged that Koons may not have designed the sculpture. In the comments of our previous post about the Popeye sculpture, Brew reader Alex Kirwan pointed out that Koons’s sculpture bears a substantial similarity to a Dark Horse-produced Popeye PVC figur released in 2002.
Tonight in New York City, Sotheby’s will auction a stainless steel, 2000-pound, six-and-a-half-foot-tall Popeye sculpture by Jeff Koons that is estimated to sell for between $25-35 million. Koons, who is already among the top three richest living American artists not to mention an avowed lover of “Croods,” made three of these Popeye sculptures, which probably represents the number of people who he thinks are dumb enough to pay between $25-35 million for a Popeye sculpture.
Take your pick: a tattoo of a classic Golden Age American cartoon character or a popular contemporary anime character.
Just in case you’re looking for something to do.
Scans of an entire how-to-draw Popeye book from 1939 have been published online.
The cleverest animated greeting I’ve seen this year came from King Features, the folks behind Popeye, Felix, and Betty Boop.