It is always a challenge to come up with fresh ideas to mark the annual holidays. Thanksgiving is celebrated on Thursdays, so we usually do a daily strip on that day. The scene we show most frequently is the family sitting around the table discussing what they are most thankful for. Other topics involve the preparation, cooking and eating of the meal. Here is a strip from 1991 that shows the aftermath.
Thanksgiving also falls during football season and the NFL currently broadcasts three games during the day. On a number of occasions, we have shown Hi and Thirsty, stuffed with turkey, snoozing in front of the TV. The family also sometimes goes outside for a game of touch football.
For this daily strip from 1994, I tried a different twist on the scenario that incorporated an element of Thanksgiving history.
On Sundays before Thanksgiving we have shown Lois shopping for food and on Sundays after the holiday Hi is often eating leftover turkey. Here is a Sunday page from 1989 that predicts what will be taking placing four days later. Our readers don’t seem to mind if we play around with time a little bit in the strip.
We are very thankful for our many loyal fans. Have a happy Thanksgiving!
– Brian Walker