Early 1990's... a weird time. Lots of~ ahem~ experimentation~!
Perhaps that road trip into the 4-corners region of the Southwest
inspired this odd madcap comic strip idea, or else, it was poverty
stricken trips to the cool cool public Library during a super hot
summer in Philadelphia. Somehow, I discovered an aisle that
focused exclusively on apparel... Fashions through the ages,
ancient weapons & armor, and a dozen or so photo-illustrated
tomes all about HATS and HEAD-GEAR.
The strip deals with the Tramp-like travels and musings
of an unlikely pair: Hatman, an Old Fellow with a 'Magic'
hat-box that he wears like a backpack, and Hopi, a young
Native American Boy who is clearly older & wiser than
his juvenile geriatric companion. They are often at
odds with each other, but always willing to explore
their current situation to its full potential. Neither
my writing or artistic skills were firing on all
cylinders with this effort, yet there are
sporadic moments that made MY
journey with these characters
worth it ;~j