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Timeline – 1997 Part 2

Hi and Lois Sunday page digital proof, March 9, 1997.

Syndicated cartoonists are under contract to create fresh ideas 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  They aren’t supposed to reuse material.  But sometimes they slip up.

One morning Dik Browne woke up out of a deep sleep to the ringing of his phone. Bill Yates, the comics editor of King Features Syndicate, was calling.  Bill said that a subscribing newspaper had discovered that Dik had reapeated a gag in Hagar the Horrible, word for word.  The reporter wanted a comment on the mistake and Bill wondered if Dik had an answer.  Dik apologetically explained, “As we got through this life we learn that there are three things that tend to repeat themselves…history, sauerkraut and old cartoonists.”
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Timeline – 1997 Part 1

Hi and Lois Sunday page digital proof, April 20, 1997.

The episode above was inspired by an article I read about the health benefits of laughter.

I learned that, laughter strengthens immune systems, changes moods, diminishes discomfort, and releases stress. Children laugh freely and frequently, but adults tend to be more serious and laugh less often. Humor can improve emotional health, strengthen relationships, provide happiness and even add years to our lives.
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Timeline – 1996 Part 4

Hi and Lois Sunday page digital proof, October 27, 1996.

We have done some episodes that speculate what Hi and Lois might have been like when they were younger.  In 1992, to celebrate the 40thanniversary of the strip, we had Beetle visit his sister Lois.  In this scene from the story, there is a photo of the two as children.
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