What have Popeye and “Turn the Page” in common?
They’re both products of the creativity of a Segar.
In the case of “Turn the Page“, we are talking about Bob Seger, who is obviously spelled a little differently than Elzie Crisler Segar who brought the Sailor Man to life – you would think that this is common knowledge, but it’s not.
I work for an entertainment news agency and on Thursday we got a call from one of our clients who was outraged about our so-called spelling mistake and told us, Bob Seger – the famous musician – was spelled “Segar”.
This, naturally, caused an outrage in our office, because we know our business and we are pretty sure that since the last time we wrote about Bob Seger his name was still spelled with an “e”.
A few phone calls back and forth and finally we had our client embarrassed and our music editor happy about being right: Bob Seger is Bob Seger. And Segar is everyone else.
Elzie Crisler Segar, for instance, who created Popeye the Sailor Man.
Now that we are clear about that, let’s talk about comic strips.
For years, I have been looking for this one particular comic heroine: Brenda Starr.
Brenda Starr, Reporter was created in 1940 and was a comic strip run by the Chicago Tribune Syndicate.
And now guess what I found on amazon?
“BRENDA STARR, REPORTER – THE COLLECTED DAILY AND SUNDAY NEWSPAPER STRIPS”
Now, is that awesome or what?
I am super-excited and can’t wait until it comes out in June!!! And while we’re all waiting, here’s a Bob Seger classic (although you’re most likely to know the Metallica cover of this one rather than the original) to listen to in the meantime: