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Day 45: O for Olive Oyl

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Elzie Crisler Segar also known E.C.Segar is the creator of this lovely character Olive Oyl. This character is a part of the fictional character, Popeye, the sailor man. This comic strip, later an animated series, was initially created as 'Thimble Theater'. He truly lit the midnight lamp to actually graduate with a correspondence degree to become a cartoonist (at least that is what the Wiki tells me :)). Even after E.C.Segar's death, this cartoon strip continued to be on print and is there to this date.Before Popeye's appearance Olive Oyl was there as the main character. Extremely tall, lanky with long feet and long arms and with an interesting fashion sense. I love this character so much that the music is still ringing in my ears. By the way, as you guess 'oyl' is based on 'oil'. In fact there were other characters, castor oyl, nana oyl and so on. So, here is a big wavy hi to Olive Oyl lovers :) 
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