EC Segar

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Birthday
8, 1894
Birthplace
Chester, IL
Death Date
Oct 13, 1938 (43)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
8, 1894
Birthplace
Chester, IL
Death Date
Oct 13, 1938 (43)

About

American cartoonist remembered most for creating the popular comic book character, Popeye. The Elzie Segar Award was created in 1971 to honor his contributions to cartooning.

Before Fame

When he was 18, he decided to pursue animation and cartooning, and took a correspondence course with W.L. Evans.

Trivia

In 1971, The National Cartoonists Society created the Elzie Segar Award to honor his contributions in the field.

Family Life

He was married until his death in 1938.

Associated With

He created Popeye, which would later be rebooted in 2012 by cartoonist Bruce Ozella.