Timeline – 1999 Part 2

Hi and Lois Sunday page digital proof, May 9, 1999.

Mother’s Day is a holiday we never overlook in the strip. Lois is the glue that holds the Flagston family together, so the gratitude is well deserved.

In the episode above we adapted the opening lines from the 1950s Superman television show – “faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, look up in the sky, it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Superman! who fights a never-ending battle for truth, justice and the American way.”

Timeline – 1999 Part 1

Hi and Lois Sunday page digital proof, April 18, 1999.

This gag would not have worked as a black-and-white daily strip.  The full color palette of the Sunday funnies helps to simulate blue skies, white clouds, yellow sun, green grass, pink, rose, violet and lavender flowers, a robin red breast and a bluebird. It’s all in the pixels.

Timeline – 1998 Part 4

Hi and Lois Sunday page digital proof, November 22, 1998.

Hi and Chip take an annual walk together and have a father-and-son talk.  This gives them an opportunity to discuss personal issues like Chip’s plans for college, his love life or his lack of grooming.

These episodes can run at any time of the year but autumn seems to be the best season.  The fall foliage provides a perfect backdrop for meaningful conversations about past mistakes and future goals.