Gramaw Peg can be seen in the comic strips authored by Tom Sims and Bela Zaboly. She is the grandmother of Popeye and she has a remarkably similar-looking face to her grandson, albeit in a white bun hairdo. Although she never appeared in the cartoons or the original comic strip by Segar, this character entered the cast in 1945, in later comics written by Tom Sims and drawn by Bela Zaboly.
The character was first introduced by Simms and Zaboly as Popeye's long lost mother, but has since become known as 'Gramaw Peg'. She is a distinct character from the later, Bud Sagendorf-created Granny.