“What does Popeye have to do with Lum and Abner?”
Well, your Lum and Abner comic strip cartoonist’s work is in this new book!
In 2006, I was asked to restore and add color to unpublished cover art by the award winning 1960s-80s Popeye comic book artist George Wildman as a memorial tribute.
Also, another cover was commissioned from me, one I designed, penciled, inked, and colored. Both covers were part of the alternate or variant covers offered with the Popeye Classics series of comics reprinting the classic work of Bud Sagendorf.
These and many others are being collected in this new book.
Here is the official press release:
October 4, 2022 — Clover Press and Yoe! Books have teamed up to create Popeye Variations: Not Yer Pappy’s Comics an’ Art Book, a 10″ x 10″ hardcover book featuring over 100 illustrations from 75 underground and mainstream artists and cartoonists with their own takes on the spinach-munching, bully-punching Popeye the Sailor Man. The project includes pin-ups from contributors such as Adventure Time storyboard artist Derek Ballard; The New Yorker’s Roz Chast; The Book of Life director and acclaimed painter Jorge Guiterrez; legendary comic artist Kelley Jones and Sam & Max creator Steve Purcell; as well as comic strips by cartoonist Jeffrey Brown (Darth Vader and Son); Cat Farris (The Ghoul Next Door); Eisner Award-winning artist Dean Haspiel (The Red Hook); Eisner Award-winning artist Erica Henderson (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl); National Book Award finalist Shin Ying Khor (The Legend of Auntie Po); Eisner Award-winning cartoonist Liniers; Roger Langridge (The Muppets); The Humans’ creator Tom Neely, R. Sikoryak (Masterpiece Comics); writer Jeff Parker (Blighter); Sarah Winifred Searle (The Greatest Thing); legendary writer Scott Shaw; Usagi Yojimbo creator Stan Sakai and many more. With over 100 pages of Popeye art and comic strips, including new art, new comic strips and art by Bud Sagendorf from the original 1940s & 1950s Popeye comic books, this is a must- have for any fan and collector of the pop icon Sailor Man. The campaign allows fans to secure early copies of Popeye Variations, plus exclusive collectibles featuring art from the book, via Kickstarter (click below):
List of Amazing Creators in this Book
A portion of the proceeds of this Kickstarter will be going directly to creators involved in the Popeye art book.
Aeron Alfrey, Andrew Farago, Alex Hallat, Andrew Farago, Anthony Freda, Art Fuentes, Bianca Xunise, Bill Holbrook, Bob Spang, Bones Leopard, “Box” Brown, Caro Ramsey, Carol Lay, Cat Farris, Chogrin Munoz, Chris Mostyn, Craig Yoe, Darryl Young, Dave Calver, David Degrand, David Reddick, Dean Haspiel, Donnie Pitchford, Erica Henderson, Isabella Bannerman, Jack Mendelsohn, Jason Nuttall, Jay P. Fosgitt, Jean Wei, Jeff Parker, Jeffrey Brown, Jim Engel, Jim Siergey, Jim Siergey, Joe Wos, John Hambrock, John Kovaleski, John Rose, Jules Feiffer, Jules Rivera, Justin Pierce, Kate Ashwin, Kel McDonald, Kelley Jones, Len Danovich, Liniers, Lonnie Milsap, Luna Ouyang, M. Patrinos, Maddi Gonzalez, Magnolia Porter Siddell, Marloes De Vries, Mary Fleener, Micheline Hess, Nate Bear, Olive Rae Brinker, Oscar Grillo, Pedro Vargas, R. Sikoryak, Randy Milholland, Raul The Third, Reimena Yee, Rina Piccolo, Roger Langridge, Roz Chast, Ryan Estrada, Samir Barrett, Sander Ettema, Sandra Bell-Lundy, Sarah Rose, Sarah Winifred Searle, Savannah Zambrano, Scott Shaw, Shaenon K. Garrity, Shan Murphy, Shannon K. Garrity, Shing Yin Khor, Stan Sakai, Steve Lieber, Steve Mannion, Steve Purcell, Susan Camilleri Konar, Tom Neely, Unca’ Lar ‘Desouza, Vannotes, Woodrow Phoenix, Yesenia Moises