Timeline – 1998 Part 2

Hi and Lois Sunday page digital proof, June 7, 1998.

This is one of my favorite pages from the late 1990s.  It was reproduced in the 2005 book Hi and Lois Sunday Best.  The original art was also featured in the 2014 exhibition King of the Comics at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum in Columbus, Ohio and is now in their permanent collection.

An Homage

When Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes debuted on November 18, 1985, his professional peers immediately took notice.  The central concept of the strip – that Hobbes, a stuffed tiger, was real to Calvin but to no one else – became more than just a gimmick in Watterson’s gifted hands.  It was a launching pad into a brilliantly conceived world of childhood imagination.