Timeline – 1963 Part 3

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, July 21, 1963.

This is another classic episode from one of the prime periods in the 63-year run of Hi and Lois. It is always a breath of fresh air when the Flagstons take a one-day vacation from their routine home life. These excursions also give the creators an opportunity to explore different scenery and situations.

Timeline – 1963 Part 1

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, March 17. 1963.

In a recent post, http://hiandlois.com/2017/03/18/timeline-1962-part-1/#more-70650, we showed how Dik Browne used a primitive drawing style to represent Dot’s point of view in a Hi and Lois Sunday page from 1962.

In this episode, Chip has an opportunity to express himself in cartoon form. His comic strip is not as innocent as Dot’s. He was going for maximum entertainment value. As a result of Chip’s imaginative depiction of his home life, Hi and Lois feel the need to schedule a meeting with his teacher to explain it was all just a joke. There have undoubtedly been many parents who have had to deal with their kids’ budding creativity in this way.