Timeline – 1996 Part 1

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, May 5, 1996.

For the past sixteen months, beginning on January 20, 2017 and continuing until April 28, 2018, we featured here on our web site 64 outstanding color Sunday pages from 1960 to 1975 in our Timeline series. King Features stopped sending color proofs to their artists in 1975 and for the next twenty years we received prints in black-and-white.  Beginning in 1996, King started producing color Sunday pages in a digital format.  We have decided to continue our Timeline series from that point onward.

Timeline – 1975 Part 4

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, November 9, 1975.

“The Sunday funnies” is a term that evokes nostalgic images.  Family members arguing over who gets the comics first.  Children on their hands and knees gazing at the colorful pages scattered across the living room floor.  Father snoozing in his easy chair, the newspaper opened in his lap.  The kids looking over Grandpa’s shoulders.When newspaper comics were first introduced in the 1890s, they appeared, for the most part, in color on Sundays.  It wasn’t until the next decade that they were published regularly in the daily papers.