Popeye and Olive Oyl are an archetypal couple – they are obviously attracted to each other, but they often fall out and row, often bitterly. Although the characters have been around for nearly 100 years, the way they behave seems quite modern. By the way, it was only when I started screenprinting the character that I realised that his name refers to the fact that he only has a single eye, the left one. The right eye is always depicted as a sort of asterisk. Another trademark is his passion for spinach, but this only began a few years after his inception when he found himself chased by a bull into a spinach patch.