The year is 1929, January 17th, to be exact.
A 10-year-old comic strip by Elzie Seagar: "The Thimble
Theatre", which originally revolved around Olive Oyl's family,
entertained a new character, not too brilliant, not too
handsome, not too strong - it was a sailor, standing in
the harbor -
to the question: "ARE YOU A SAILOR" he replied: "Ja THINK
I'M A COWBOY" - He was hired - and slowly, but surely, got
read of most of the old characters in the strip and received
the lead together with his love - from those days till today
- Ms. Oyl.