This was a fun piece. I've loved Popeye, especially the brilliant Fliescher Brothers studio animated cartoons. So funny and well done, blowing away Disney animation at the time.
Anyway, this was for the official Popeye Anniversary art show at Hero Complex Gallery. One of four - not counting my artists proof.
Wanted to do something fun, and show all the major players of the ol' Thimble Theater newspaper strip cartoons and the Fliescher animated shorts. Thought Popeye knocking Bluto out would be appropriate, then it just morphed into Popeye literally knocking Bluto right out of the frame.