Popeye’s Island Adventures is really calling my bluff here


Yeah, seriously, since I went and reviewed that 1960s Popeye cartoon to give myself some breathing room they haven’t posted a single new Popeye’s Island Adventure. Also it turns out that that 60s Plumber’s Pipe Dream cartoon that I couldn’t find online two weeks ago? They posted that themselves, back in August last year, on YouTube. In my defense, the only way I could possibly have found that out was to try.

(The first cartoon on the four in that video was Hits and Missiles, which actually I wrote about nearly five years ago. I suppose I don’t need to go and re-think it.)

So apparently now I’ve got both Jim Scancarelli and King Features messing with my head. If I see Mary Worth snarking about bloggers come Tuesday I’ll know what kind of forces are arrayed against me. Their goal: to make me look somehow less necessary than I already do.

Popeye’s Island Adventures is trying to make a fool of me


Me, last week when I reviewed a 1960s cartoon so I could build a little buffer time:

Next week I should get back to Popeye’s Island Adventures with a fresh essay at this link. Now watch as King Features double-crosses me and doesn’t post a new cartoon this week.

King Features:

(Goes two weeks without posting a new cartoon.)

I was ready for it and yet I feel betrayed.