I love Popeye. He is from the golden era of american cartoons. My grandpa served on a destroyer in the pacific and he loved popeye too. I remember his loud gravely laugh when popeye or tom and jerry would do something outrageous. I think he liked popeye because he identified with a wirey little guy standing up to a big guy. I first did this illustration around the time the uss lassen challenged the freedom of navigation rights around the artificial islands in the south china sea. Go Navy.