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E. C. Segar

1894 - 1938

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Elzie Crisler Segar (; December 8, 1894 – October 13, 1938), known by the pen name E. C. Segar, was an American cartoonist best known as the creator of Popeye, a pop culture character who first appeared in 1929 in Segar's comic strip Thimble Theatre.Charles M. Schulz said of Segar's work: "I think Popeye was a perfect comic strip, consistent in drawing and humor". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of E. C. Segar has received more than 706,151 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. E. C. Segar is the 58th most popular comic artist (down from 47th in 2019), the 3,309th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,623rd in 2019) and the 16th most popular American Comic Artist.

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Among comic artists, E. C. Segar ranks 58 out of 174Before him are Émile Cohl, Jerry Siegel, Naoko Takeuchi, Riyoko Ikeda, Joe Shuster, and Charles Addams. After him are Art Spiegelman, Takeshi Obata, Guido Crepax, Masami Kurumada, Mitsuru Adachi, and Chica Umino.

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Among people born in 1894, E. C. Segar ranks 108Before him are Frans G. Bengtsson, Nedo Nadi, Boris Lyatoshinsky, Warren Weaver, Ángel Romano, and Maria Restituta Kafka. After him are Varvara Stepanova, Sofoklis Venizelos, Yury Tynyanov, Jerzy Neyman, Jack Thayer, and Kyuichi Tokuda. Among people deceased in 1938, E. C. Segar ranks 98Before him are Reginald Johnston, Andrei Bubnov, William Wallace Campbell, Ahn Changho, Branislaw Tarashkyevich, and Prince Arthur of Connaught. After him are Kazimierz Twardowski, George Ellery Hale, Prince Johann Georg of Saxony, Ernest William Brown, John Flanagan, and Ramón Franco.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, E. C. Segar ranks 3,309 out of 18,182Before him are Tom Holland (1943), Doris Hart (1925), Benny Golson (1929), Marian Anderson (1897), Crispin Glover (1964), and Garret Hobart (1844). After him are Alan Wilson (1943), Ken Jenkins (1940), Irene Dunne (1898), Jason Miller (1939), Holland Smith (1882), and Craig T. Nelson (1944).

Among COMIC ARTISTS In United States

Among comic artists born in United States, E. C. Segar ranks 16Before him are Don Rosa (1951), Bill Finger (1914), Charles M. Schulz (1922), Frank Miller (1957), Jerry Siegel (1914), and Charles Addams (1912). After him are Richard F. Outcault (1863), Robert Crumb (1943), Al Taliaferro (1905), Lee Falk (1911), Joe Simon (1913), and Jim Davis (1945).