Popeye, the Sailor Man is a certain fictional character created by Elzie Crisler Segar, who has appeared in comic strips and theatrical and television animated cartoons. He first appeared in the daily King Features comic strip Thimble Theatre on January 17, 1929. He became the strip's title in later years. Popeye the Sailor Man appears as a sailor has a distinctive way to speak, puts his pipe in his mouth, strong forearms, and acquires special power when dealing with spinach. The only thing he loves more than spinach and the sea is his flighty girlfriend, Olive Oyl.