Timeline – 1974 Part 3

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, November 10, 1974.

The autumnal-themed Hi and Lois Sunday pages, which are an annual tradition, feature some of Dik Browne’s best work. It was his favorite time of the year.

“Mort knows that I am a sucker for them,” Dik once said about these episodes.  “We’ve all lived in Connecticut and know how beautiful it can get.  I think Kipling described fall as the ‘last revolt of the tree people against the dying of the year.’”
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Fall Foliage #8

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, Novemver 1, 1964.

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, Novemver 1, 1964.

There are still leaves on the trees in New England, so we are extending our fall foliage series for a few more weeks.

Dik Browne would often translate an ordinary gag into an autumn scene and this Sunday page is a good example of that process. The storyline could have just as easily occurred in the spring or summer. Dik added color to the trees and leaves floating through the air to create a seasonal atmosphere. The dramatic perspective shots of Ditto on the roof help to establish a sense of danger to his predicament at the end.
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