Forrest “Bud” Sagendorf (1915 – 1994) wrote and drew more Popeye comic strips and books than any other cartoonist—and wrote and drew them better than all the other swabs! When Bud was just 17, his sister, who worked in an art supply store in Santa Monica, California, introduced him to a customer, E.C. Segar, the creator of Popeye. Bud began a long relationship with
Segar, who became his teacher, employer, and father gure.
After Segar’s passing, Bud produced comic books for 24 years, penned the daily strip, and drew art for licensing products. For a full biography with the crème de la spinach comics and many other rarities, see Popeye: The Great Comic Book Tales by Bud Sagendorf (Yoe Books/IDW, 2011). We encourage you to send us images of Sagendorf treasures for future scrapbooks.