Thimble Theatre Presents:
Popeye the Sailorman, circa 1929. He made his debut in the above strip starring Olive Oyl and her odd family. I've always loved the little spinach-eater but surprisingly, I have very little paraphernalia with me. Somewhere I have some Popeye erasers that came as prizes with a Kid's meal from the Popeye Chicken that we'd frequent way back in the early 80's. I also loved his Pinball and Video game back in the day. Cartoon Network showed some of his early Fleischer toons in their original form a while back and I sure miss 'em.
If you want to see his first episode, check out ARF, but since I haven't shown any Propaganda in a long time, here is one of his nastier shorts...
For a few free downloadable cartoons that are not as racist as the one above, go here. For Japan's famous eponymous magazine, you can always subscribe.