Popeye #12 Variant Cover (2012)
Art by Dave Sim
The newest issue of IDW's Popeye series, with a special variant cover by Cerebus creator Dave Sim. Ink and graphite on illustration board, with an approximate image area of 10.75" x 14.5". Also included are five specially signed and numbered copies of the comic book. All items are in Excellent condition.
(by fax, January 2013)
Drawing POPEYE was a dream come true. I used to watch at least an hour of POPEYE every weekday morning as a pre-schooler. My mother used to tell the story of me pointing in the windows of stores downtown and saying "Buttaflow".."Buttaflow". And she's asking "Where? Where do you see the butterfly." It took a while but she figured out that what I was saying was "Buffalo" and that I was pointing at was the number "4". The Popeye cartoons aired on WSEN, channel 4 Buffalo -- which they announced at every station break with a big 4 on the screen. The syndication package was the old Max Fleischer cartoons mixed in with the later ones. I had them all memorised and would go to sleep reciting the dialogue in my head. Like I say, this is before the age of 5. Read the full article here...