Tales From the Strip: The Hot Rod Comics and Drag Racing Cartoons of Pete Millar

Tales From the Strip is the first comprehensive museum exhibition to recognize the legendary hot-rod and drag-racing cartoonist Pete Millar (1929–2003). After finding his original inspiration from the artists of Mad Magazine’s heyday in the 1950s and 1960s, Millar turned his drawing skills to humorous situations involving souped-up cars and their errant drivers, as well as his spoofs of actual personalities and controversies during the rapid growth of the drag-racing culture in California. Millar’s virtuoso drawing abilities were nurtured by his training as an engineering draftsman and firsthand experience as a drag racer.