TLS, “Segar,” 1 p., 4to., May 10, 1938, n.p. The creator of Popeye writes to well-known collector Lionel Aucoin. In full: “I have your recent request for an autographed drawing of Popeye. And I greatly regret that I am forced to send this reply rather than the sketch. I recent [sic] spent several months in the hospital, and what with operations I am still unable to produce any more work than absolutely necessary to keep Popeye and his associates in the newspapers. I trust you will understand the situation and not judge me too severely in the matter. Best wishes, and, believe me, i am Sincerely yours.” Fine condition, with expected mailing folds. Segar passed away five months after this letter was sent. Scarce.