A More Badass Popeye

I probably would have paid more attention to Popeye as kid if he had looked like this.  Now I need to go eat some spinach and work on my forearms.

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Dr. M (1729 Posts)

Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, a National Science Foundation supported initiative. He has conducted deep-sea research for 20 years and published over 50 papers in the area. He has participated in and led dozens of oceanographic expeditions taken him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses on how energy drives the biology of marine invertebrates from individuals to ecosystems, specifically, seeking to uncover how organisms are adapted to different levels of carbon availability, i.e. food, and how this determines the kinds and number of species in different parts of the oceans. Craig’s research has been featured on National Public Radio, Discovery Channel, Fox News, National Geographic and ABC News. In addition to his scientific research, Craig also advocates the need for scientists to connect with the public and is the founder and chief editor of the acclaimed Deep-Sea News (http://deepseanews.com/), a popular ocean-themed blog that has won numerous awards. His writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web. His forthcoming book, Science of the South (http://www.scienceofthesouth.com/), connects cultural icons of South such as pecan pie with the science behind them.

15 comments on “A More Badass Popeye
  1. No endorsement or whatnot inferred, but I gotta let you know this is making its way around the Navy and we LOVE IT. Gonna start putting the term “Hold fast” back in my lexicon. Even though the coasties claim him, yours is obviously wearing Navy dress blue pants, bell bottoms and all. So I’m claiming this one. OUTSTANDING work! Thanks for this.

    Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Martin Wright, USNR

  2. Both the Navy and the Coast Guard can lay claim to Popeye, but so too may the Merchant Marine. He switched from Merchant Marine to Coast Guard and then to Navy during World War II.

  3. Love this drawing and would love to know the story behind all the tattoos. I know the date 1 – 17 – ’29 is the first time Popeye showed up in print; Olive is obvious as well as I Yam what I Yam. But what about the others? Do tell, please.

  4. “E.C. Segar” on the left fore arm is the writer of the original comic. Aside form the spinach leaves, that is all I know about them.

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