National Cartoonist Society Protest - Claire Crawford Holds "Popeye Smokes Spinach" Sign

Text and image retrieved from on January 18th, 2015.

This a photo of a hippie-era protest staged by the National Cartoonist Society. Members of the NCS carried placards with labels like “Charles Schulz Works For Peanuts”. And, pertinent to Popeye’s marijuana use, Claire Crawford (wife of cartoonist Bill Crawford, I believe) carried a sign “Popeye Smokes Spinach!"

For more information on the connection between Popeye and Marijuana, read Dana Larsen's article at