DRAG CARTOONS #5 RAT FINK COMIC STRIP ORIGINAL ART BY PETE MILLAR.
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15x20" Millar Publishing artboard has pen and ink original art by Pete Millar (1929-2003), illustrator, cartoonist and drag racer known for his work w/CARtoons and DRAG Cartoons magazines. Comic strip features five panels (w/additional sixth panel w/paste-over ordering information). Strip is entitled The Trials And Tribulations Of A Rat Fink and features Ed "Big Daddy" Roth's iconic Rat Fink character bemoaning the lack of respect he receives. Cartoon appeared as the bottom half of page 25 in DRAG Cartoons #5, published in 1964. He goes on to try to organize support while standing on soapboxes (marked w/Rat Finks of America club labels and another marked "Bury Goldwater") before vowing to organize the world while holding a small comb under his nose and wearing an "RF" armband in an obvious Hitler parody. Millar has signed at bottom of this panel. Last panel has stat paste-overs to order Rat Finks of America shirts and decals. A few missing words reveal some glue staining. Top margin has tiny cartoon of Pied Piper character leading row of hot rods w/Miller Publications stamp at left. Top center has handwritten "Bottom" notation in red ink w/page number in black felt tip pen at lower right. Art remains clean and Exc. Great humorous example. From the Archives of Publisher Pete Millar.
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