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Strong to the Finich! A Tribute to Popeye the Sailor Man

Anyone that is anyone in this day and age fondly remembers watching Popeye cartoons on a Saturday morning whilst having their favorite cereal. Since Popeye’s creation in 1929 by American cartoonist Elzie Crisler Segar, the sailor man himself has appeared in thousands of comic books, television shows, and video games. Not to mention his very own live action movie starring the now late and great, Robin Williams.

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It’s no wonder POW was excited to work with artists Chogrin Munoz and Salba Combe, who along with many others, came together to collaborate on a Popeye the Sailor inspired art exhibit at the Hero Complex Gallery in Los Angeles this past Friday.

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“Strong to the Finich! An Official Popeye Tribute Art Show: Celebrates 85 years of Popeye the Sailor Man” included art from more than 100 artists from around the world, and was curated by Chogrin himself, in collaboration with King Features Syndicate.

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All Hands on Deck by Chogrin 

Chogrin, who hails from Ecuador, has been a long time fan of Popeye ever since he was a child and stated that putting together a show inspired by the iconic cartoon has been dream of his for a long time.

It was no wonder then that POW jumped at the chance to be a part of this special moment by coming to together with both Chogrin and Salba for two unforgettable prints on wood.

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Fishing Mermaids by Salba Combe

Chogrin’s piece, “All Heads on Deck” is a 24" x 24" wood print priced at $500 available through the Hero Complex Gallery.  Artist Salba Combe’s piece, titled  “Fishing Mermaids” is 11” X 17” and also currently available.   If you any of you are in the Los Angeles area sometime this month, the art exhibit runs through September 21st in the Hero Complex Gallery located on 2020 South Robertson Blvd, Studio D and is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11AM-6M.

For more on the Popeye Art Exhibit, visit the Hero Complex website at http://hcgart.com/

For more on Chogrin Munoz, visit http://chogrin.tumblr.com/