series premiered in 1929.
character of Popeye is clearly a sailor by profession,
but it is extremely rare to see him on the ocean waves.
He divides all his time between his adopted son Swee'Pea
and his friend Wimpy, but is constantly interrupted by
the busy-bodied Olive Oyl. Still, they seem to have some
kind of attraction to eachother.
NB.: The well-known character of Bluto (later Brutus) - Popeye's strong antagonist with a crush on Olive Oyl - was not one of Segar's creations. He was invented by the Fleischer Studios for their cartoons.