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You Do that Voodoo

When in 1986 Bobby London began writing and drawing the daily Popeye newspaper strip, it wasn’t long before he brought back the long-story format. Like Segar before him, London invested the continuing adventures with plenty of humor…and to this he added a great deal of hilarious and pointed social commentary. Here’s a little tease to hold you over until the first volume hits stores in late March. (Click on each image for a larger view.)

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Heeeere’s Bluto…or is it Brutus?!

We’re really excited at the ol’ LOAC studio — the first volume of Bobby London’s Popeye will be off to the printer very soon. We’ll reprint Bobby’s complete run of dailies — from 1986 to 1992 — in two fat books (each one containing about 50% more than most strip reprint collections). This is the first time any of us have see the entire strip. There was a small colletion of random dailies in 1988 (Mondo Popeye) but that was it.

Andrew Farago, curator of the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco, has written the introductions. He was interviewed recently about the project for the Westfield Comics blog.

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