A Golfing Legend

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, May 30, 1965.

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, May 30, 1965.

Mort Walker and Dik Browne started playing golf together regularly in the mid-1960s. The Sunday page above was obviously based on personal experience.

Dik’s definition of golf was, “An obscene act indulged in by consenting adults.”

Dik Browne self-caricature.

His exploits on the golf course were legendary. Entire golf tournament dinners have been taken up with Dik Browne stories. Here is one of the classics.
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Dad Dreams

Hi Dreaming

Hiram Flagston is a big dreamer. He has a decent job at Foofram Industries but has always had loftier ambitions.

This Sunday page from 1998 reveals some of his hopes for the future.

Hi and Lois Sunday page, June 21, 1998.

Hi and Lois Sunday page, June 21, 1998.

We rarely miss the opportunity to celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day in Hi and Lois. These are two of the most important family holidays of the year. Parents need to be acknowledged for the essential role they play in raising their children and contributing to society.
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Abercrombie & Fitch

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, May 16, 1965.

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, May 16, 1965.

The neighborhood garbage men in Hi and Lois are featured in the classic Sunday page above. Although it was important in the formative years of the strip to have nice, wholesome main characters for readers to identify with, it became equally essential to add outlandish, insane personalities to create funny situations.
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