Timeline – 2005 Part 4

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Hi and Lois Sunday page digital proof, August 7, 2005.

Hi and Lois has been primarily a gag-a-day strip since its inception.  This means that each episode is a self-contained entity.  There have been stories that lasted for a week or more, but these tend to be special occasions.

Vacations have provided periodic opportunities for the Flagstons to break out of their daily routine and travel to interesting destinations.  In the early years of the feature, these usually occurred on a single Sunday.
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Timeline – 2005 Part 3

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HI and Lois Sunday page digital proof, June 5, 2005.

The Sunday page above is an example of what cartoonists call a “wallpaper gag.”  The repetitive images look like the patterns of a wallpaper design.

In his 1975 autobiography, Backstage at the Strips, Mort Walker shared some insights about the different methods he used for generating ideas. Here are some quotes from the book on this subject.
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