Artist *ATLbladerunner posted a photo of his absolutely magnificent painting, titled Supper At Sea, to deviantART. It's acrylic on canvas, 24" x 48". From the Artist's Comments:
All of the characters are from the Thimble Theater strip by E.C. Segar, which later became just the Popeye comic strip. I tried to keep most of the characters in the same positions as the apostles are in Leonardo's version, and tried to put in a few little fun things relating to the original. For instance, putting Olive in the same place as the apostle John, who some believe to be Mary Magdelene. I also had to put Brutus in the place of Judas Iscariot, and have him holding money (pieces of silver). Some theories also say that both Judas and Christ were reaching for the Eucharist in Leo's version, so I included that too, replacing the bread with limes so they don't get scurvy. And the cigar in the ashtray is a tribute to Popeye's creator E.C. Segar who used to sign his drawings with a little cigar with the smoke forming the letter "S" in his name...
From Left to right - Alice the Goon, the Sea Hag, Poopdeck Pappy, Brutus, Professor O.G. Wattasnozzle, Olive Oyl, Popeye, the Jeep, J. Wellington Wimpy, Rough House the cook, Swee' Pea, George Geezil, Castor Oyl
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And for more fun with Popeye, Bluto, and the gang, check out Fantagraphics Books' sumptuous hardcover collection of the earliest Thimble Theater strips from the late 1920s, "Popeye Vol. 1: 'I Yam What I Yam.'" Link
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