Thursday, October 19, 2017

Back Cover adventures of POPEYE (1943-44)

These strips appeared on the back covers of Popeye issues of Dell's Four Color comics. Two of the pages are signed BZ (with a bee), the work of Bela Zaboly, who handled most of the daily and Sunday strips between the death of Popeye creator Elzie Segar in 1938 and the advent of Bud Sagendorf twenty years later. Zaboly's bee was likely inspired by the signature of Segar, which included a smoking cigar.