Man, this is a weird li’l panel. If you can imagine combining the format of “Love Is” and the homespun (if often inscrutable) aphorisms of Will Rogers, as rendered by a whacked-out underground comix creator, you’ve got Pinhead Pete, by Quin Hall. I can’t find too much info on this cartoon and its creator. A quick googling says that there’s an entry on Hall in “The Funnies, 100 Years of American Comic Strips,” which I know I’ve got around here somewhere. I can find my copies of Horn’s “100 Years of American Newspaper Comics” and Blackbeard & Co’s “100 Years of Comic Strips,” but no dice on Goulart’s tome, to my chagrin. I’ll keep lookin’, but in the meantime, dig this cat with the tiny hat.
By Quin Hall