Cartoonist Chuck Forsman retold Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark in Popeye-style art this week, selling 100 prints in 48 hours. Each print sold for $20 a piece.
The National Post had more: “Whereas Spielberg’s masterpiece clocks in at 115 minutes, it takes, oh, 25 seconds to finish Forsman’s 33-panel comic, which is actually six separate strips depicting the movie’s most famous scenes — the massive boulder chasing Indy through a cave; the poisoned monkey; the love scene; the melting faces.”
Forsman ordered another 100 prints of the comic and will maintain the original sale price. Forsman hopes to work on original ideas, but he is open to more Popeye-style art. Possible films he may tackle include The Goonies, Jaws, and the Indiana Jones sequels.
In 1929, the character of Popeye the Sailor Man was first featured in Thimble Theatre by E.C. Segar. A mere guest in his debut strip, Popeye soon became a star.