Sunday, July 10, 2011

Swedish Popeye Poster

The drawing of Popeye on this Swedish release theatrical poster looks familiar...

That's because it's almost an exact copy of one below drawn by Dave Tendlar for 'Beware of Barnacle Bill'. (1935) I wonder if it was made specifically for the aforementioned cartoon. Could that be the cartoon's title on 'Karl-Alfred's' chest?? Anyone out there read Swedish??

UPDATE: Blog reader diego cumplido commented on the lettering on Karl-Alfred's chest - I don't read Swedish, but Google Translate says that "varldens starkaste sjôman" means "the world's strongest sailor". Thanks for the info Diego!!


5 comments:

diego cumplido said...

I don't read swedish. But Google Translate says that "varldens starkaste sjôman" means "the world's strongest sailor".

Bob Jaques said...

Thanks for the info Diego!! Looks the poster is a generic 1 sheet.

Mr. Cro said...

The Swedish name for Popeye was always interesting and disturbing at the same time: Karl Alfred?!

Here's another one:
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/265078_10150698401180578_619090577_19469740_139416_n.jpg
It looks like this one was drawn in Sweden...

diego cumplido said...

you're welcome! what's funny is that Google Translate automatically translates Karl-Alfred as Popeye, it's on their database.

(Wonderful blog by the way).

Hobo Divine said...

Diego beat me to it! Sometimes I wish there was a Google Translate for Popeye's mumblings. Haha! Great Blog Bob!