Back in the 50's I'd written to Peter since he had also attended The Billy Hon School of Cartooning in Los Angeles and I was a great fan of his . . . I begged him for an original and he sent me this wonderful drawing on 3 ply bristol that appeared in The Saturday Evening Post . . . As anybody knows, Peter Wyma probably influenced more cartoonists than anyone at that time. My mouth watered when it arrived . . I was just a punk kid at the time ( now I'm just a punk ).
Steve Duquette, Al Johns, Grover Troop ( who ghosted for Jimmy Hatlo for a short time ) and Dick Smolinski were all Billy Hon alumni . All attended just before I did ( 53-54 ).