Tuesday Comic Strip Day.
Pat Mallet is a French cartoonist, who is best known for his full page cartoons about 'little green men'. In the late sixties he was part of the same crowd that did funny stuff for Pilote Magazine Pilote was run by Asterix author René Goscinny, who had met Mad creator Harvey Kurtzman twenty years before and was responsible for bringing more and more Mad style humor to Pilote. Together with Gotlib, he did Les Dingodossiers, a series of satirical features that were sort of like 'statement and samples' articles of Al Feldstein's Mad of the sixties (although Kurtzman had done a couple of those for Varsity Magazine in the late forties - when we met and worked with Goscinny). Later, he would allow some of his contributors to do more topical stuff. But before the Paris 'revolution' of 1968 he was more interested in the more generally irreverant and silly. Mallet fitted right into that and did a large amount of tories, some of which featured his martian character. Like this sixpager, which also has the bonus of being one of those selfreferential comic stories I like.