Fall Foliage #11

Hi and Lois Sunday page, November 9, 1975.

Hi and Lois Sunday page, November 9, 1975.

Our final episode in this fall foliage series, at least until next year, is a Dik Browne classic.

In panels #4 through #8, Hi and Lois are shown driving past sunlit trees, fields of crops, a charming waterfall, a dairy farm and a sailboat at sea. These scenes are rendered with fine detail, dramatic perspective and balanced coloring. The overall effect helps set up Lois’ punch line at the end. As I have stated here many times, Dik was a master of cartoon composition.
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Fall Foliage #10

HI and Lois Sunday page color proof, December 11, 1960.

HI and Lois Sunday page color proof, December 11, 1960.

This Sunday page in our fall foliage series stars Trixie Flagston.

In the late 1950s, Mort Walker came up with the idea of permitting readers to view Trixie’s thoughts. It was a stroke of genius.

Mort introduced this new concept in a series of daily strips that ran on four consecutive Mondays in November 1958.  To see these go to: http://hiandlois.com/2014/05/16/the-thinking-baby/
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Fall Foliage #9

Hi and Lois Sunday page, October 3, 1999.

Hi and Lois Sunday page, October 3, 1999.

Most of the leaves are on the ground in New England now, so it’s clean up time. This is one of Hi Flagston’s least favorite household chores. When I was a young boy, my father made me help with the leaf raking, so I dread this job as much as Hi does. Many years ago, I hired my neighbor’s son to clean up my yard every year. This has saved my balky back.
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