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#1 Vay Jonynas

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 01:27 PM

NAAFH - National Association for the Advancement of Flat Heads.
I believe the president was a gentleman named Temple McFlathead....


JimR noted in another thread that Temple McFlathead was the president of the NAAAFH. A cartoon strip immortalizing the adventures of ole Temp and his ertswhile companion, a cat named FoMoCo, ran in Pete Millar's Drag Cartoons, which began publication in 1963 and ran for 49 issues until the late sixties. How many of you Slotblog members were readers of this very fine magazine? The time has come to stand up and be counted!

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Posted 02 October 2007 - 01:53 PM

Did you know you can get ALL of the issues of DRAG CARTOONS for less than the price of one vintage print edition on ePay?

Lookie here: Drag Cartoons on CD
That's thirty minutes away. I'll be there in ten.
 

 


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Posted 02 October 2007 - 02:30 PM

Well, I have to admit that I only have one actual issue of "Drag Cartoons"... HOWEVER, I have been collecting "CARtoons" magazine since 1969, which was originally started by Mr. Miller and Carl Kohler back in the fall of '59. Pete started Drag Cartoons when he had a falling out with Kohler. Or maybe it was someone else, as it has been a long time since I spoke with Pete (He passed away back in '01 or so).

I have nearly 80% of all "CARtoons" published, as well as 100% of all "Hot Rod Cartoons", 100% of all "CycleToons" and 94% of all "SurfToons" magazines. This encompasses nearly all the Petersen Publishing cartoon periodicals. (There was one other that came out in 1967, "SkiToons" which is the rarest of all being, published only once, a copy of which I also happen to be in possession of.)

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I talked to Pete Miller about a year before he passed hoping to get him to illustrate and contribute a page of cartoons to Model Cars Magazine. I received the permission from Gregg Hutchings, editor. And we agreed on a page rate, but Pete was a little vague on commitment, so the deal never materialized.

I always loved his cartoons... except when they got political (I suspect he hated the NHRA) and miss the humor to this day... thanks for the reminder.
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Posted 02 October 2007 - 02:47 PM

Yep, ol' Pete had a major grudge against the NHRA (can't remember why). He'd always talk up the UDRA.

AND he printed Gilbert Shelton's Wonder Wart Hog (Fighting, Fearless, Foul-Mouthed Wonder Wart Hog!)

AND he was the builder of the magnificent Chicken Coupe AA/CC.

Remember - Drag Racing Is A/Gas! :D
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Posted 02 October 2007 - 03:01 PM

IIRC Pete Millar passed on in 2003 (not that the exact date matters).

The main page of the web site I mentioned above is his site as kept going by his wife. Many interesting products are available, such as the printed collection of ISKY'toons (from Drag News magazine), the history of hot rod comic books on CD, posters, prints, T-shirts, and so forth.

There is also information about an exhibit of Pete's original art at the Pasadena Museum of California Art through Sept 14, 2008.
That's thirty minutes away. I'll be there in ten.
 

 


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Posted 04 October 2007 - 11:03 AM

MG Brown,

You're right! There's a lot of great stuff on the http://laffyerasphalt.com/ site. CDs, T-shirts, and a few more Drag Cartoons and Drag Comics issues that Pete published at the turn of the millennium before he passed away.

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Posted 08 October 2007 - 07:48 AM

I don't collect many things, but I have every Car Toons magazine ever put out.

Doing the SLOT CARTOONS project was a major labor of love for me. It has however proved to be dissappointing since the original printing of the six volume set has not sold out yet. They were our first full-color booklets ever and featured virtually all available slot cartoon artists, both known and unknown.

Still available online through our SARN catalog if you are interested... ;)

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 11:52 AM

Did you know you can get ALL of the issues of DRAG CARTOONS for less than the price of one vintage print edition on ePay?

Lookie here: Drag Cartoons on CD


I'd like to be able to get the early Car Toons magazine. They were smaller than a full-size magazine. I don't think they are included in this Drag Toons CD. In particular, one issue with the invention of the minibike by the Japanese for Kamakazi attacks is one I'd like to have. Does anybody know the number of that issue or have one they would like to part with?
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Posted 31 October 2007 - 01:05 PM

Let me check my filing cabinet and magazine boxes.

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 01:28 PM

Mike, just the first four issues, 1959 to 1961, were all printed in small format. After that all issues were the normal (roughly 8.5 x 11") magazine format.

They show up on ePay now and then. I have tried to buy some of them but keep getting outbid...
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Have no idea which issue had the cartoon you mention but, I do remember seeing it. Sometimes they would re-run some of the early cartoons due to the small circulation of the first four issues. I will look back through some of the older ones I own and see if I can find it, but it is not for sale... sorry!
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Posted 17 November 2007 - 07:58 AM

They were the greatest!! I pick up any of the "Toons" magazines when I can find them at a reasonable price. Didn't Millar also publish RothToons?

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Posted 18 November 2007 - 12:17 PM

Pete Millar published four issues of "Big Daddy" Roth magazine.

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Posted 18 November 2007 - 07:46 PM

AND he was the builder of the magnificent Chicken Coupe AA/CC.

Remember - Drag Racing Is A/Gas! :D

I loved the "Chicken Coupe"!! Even tho it was Phord powered.

I tried to find better pictures of it then what was published in his magazines. No luck.

Didn't he have a Willys Gasser, "Gang Green" or somthing like that?

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 10:04 AM

I'd like to be able to get the early Car Toons magazine. They were smaller than a full-size magazine. I don't think they are included in this Drag Toons CD. In particular, one issue with the invention of the minibike by the Japanese for Kamakazi attacks is one I'd like to have. Does anybody know the number of that issue or have one they would like to part with?

The issue you want is #3, Summer 1961. I have each of the four digest-size CARtoons with the exception of #1. Unfortunately, I don't have doubles of any of these. If you want, I can photocopy the Kamakazi strip for you though.

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 04:22 PM

WOO-HOO!

Today I went to an Antique show and scored some "Toons!

CARtoons - April '73, February '74, and February '86.

I got all three for $4.00! I thought that was pretty good!

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 02:14 PM

Here's a few pics of my comic and magazine filing cabinet. Note the Drag Cartoons and CARtoons on the lower left:

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 06:01 PM

JimR noted in another thread that Temple McFlathead was the president of the NAAAFH. A cartoon strip immortalizing the adventures of ole Temp and his ertswhile companion, a cat named FoMoCo, ran in Pete Millar's Drag Cartoons, which began publication in 1963 and ran for 49 issues until the late sixties. How many of you Slotblog members were readers of this very fine magazine? The time has come to stand up and be counted!


Pete Millar was my father. My mother and I are doing what we can to keep the history of DRAGracing &andPete Millar's art alive. Please check out our web site:

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Posted 13 January 2011 - 04:23 PM

I already have! But did you ever find your father's stash of back issues?

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 11:05 AM

Here are scans of my earliest issues of Drag Cartoons:

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 11:39 AM

Here are scans of five more of my Drag Cartoons magazines:

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 11:58 AM

Here are scans of a couple more of my Drag Cartoons with Xmas covers:

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And here is a Xmas cover from another Millar Publishing title:

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 12:20 PM

Here are scans of three more of my Drag Cartoons:

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Issues #11 and #12 contained full page ads for "Big Daddy" Roth T-shirts while issue #13 featured a two page centerfold ad:

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 02:10 AM

Pete Millar was my father. My mother and I are doing what we can to keep the history of DRAGracing &andPete Millar's art alive. Please check out our web site:

www.laffyerasphalt.com

 

I got a sample of one of your newsletters this year at the Palos Verdes, California "Coffee and Cars" get-together, first Saturday of every month 7:30 am at Peninsula Center, corner Hawthorne and Silver Spur.  Thanks for keeping us "tooned in"! 


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Posted 17 September 2013 - 09:43 AM

Nice to see this thread still going!  :) 
Managed to pick up a few more issues of CARtoons since 2009. AND managed to get another surviving CARtoons cartoonist to work for Model Cars Magazine finally. Now Fred Boatman contributes to each and every issue with a model/slotcar themed cartoon strip. In the latest issue his artwork is exactly like it was back in the day.  So... if anyone wants to see the ol'Fred again, pick up the latest issue of MCM at your local Barns & Nobel.

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 10:23 AM

Nice. Oh to be a kid again.

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