Friend of the Blog 3 — Kate Willaert on Mario's Popeye Origins

Kate Willaert is a video game historian and essayist. She recently released part one in a series of video essays on the origins of Nintendo’s famed mascot Mario. This first video looks at how Mario’s video game debut in the 1981 arcade hit Donkey Kong started out as licensed game based on the syndicated comic strip character “Popeye.”