Timeline – 1973 Part 2

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Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, March 18, 1973.

The clothing that the characters in Hi and Lois wear has not changed much over the years. Hi with his frumpy golf sweater and khakis. Chip with his baseball cap, T-shirt and blue jeans. Dot and Ditto with their big shoes that resemble the boots in Beetle Bailey.
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Timeline – 1973 Part 1

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Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, February 18, 1973.

When this strip came out, jogging had become a huge fad.

Running at a leisurely pace was a new concept. The idea was to get exercise without putting too much stress on the body. Joggers typically run less than six miles an hour and have wider foot spacing to establish stability.
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A Tribute to Mort Walker

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Tribute by Eric Reaves.

We would like to thank all of our readers for the many tributes and condolences we received after our fearless leader, Mort Walker, passed away on January 27. A famous cartoonist once said, “If you want to truly know me, read my comic strip every day.” In 67 years, 3 months and 12 days, Mort created 24,562 Beetle Bailey strips. His philosophy of life is contained in these panels. Perhaps the best way to remember him is to pick up one of his books (or scroll through the digital archive found here) and chuckle along with some of his favorite gags. It’s all there, for everyone to enjoy.  Forever.