The new Wilco video for Dawned On Me from the band’s Grammy-nominated new record The Whole Love is a collaboration with King Features that presents the first hand-drawn Popeye cartoon in more than 30 years. The music video was directed by Darren Romanelli.
In this new video, Popeye vies for Olive Oyl’s affections with his usual nemesis, Bluto, and with a new challenger, Wilco front man Jeff Tweedy.
As one of the earliest animated characters, introduced in 1933 by Fleischer Studios, Popeye has become one of the most enduring and iconic cartoon characters of all time and is forever entwined in the evolution of animation.
Above is this week’s Popeye Sunday comic strip, created by Frank Caruso and Ned Sonntag that pays tribute to Popeye and the alternative rock band, Wilco. The artwork features caricatures of Wilco band members: lead singer Jeff Tweedy, bassist John Stirratt, guitarist Nels Cline, multi-instrumentalists Pat Sansone and Mikael Jorgensen, and drummer Glenn Kotche. The art prominently features the S.S.Wilco sailing into port to deliver Wilco Brand Spinach. Hoards of people are lining up on the dock as Popeye, Olive Oyl, Bluto and the entire gang assist Wilco in handing out cans of Wilco Spinach to the crowds.
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