Timeline – 1972 Part 3

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, August 27, 1972.

Drawing animals is a challenging task for any artist. Rendering realistic creatures in a humorous comic strip is even more daunting.

As an advertising artist in the 1940s and 50s, Dik Browne was called on to graphically represent anything the clients requested. He drew historical figures, panoramic scenery, all kinds of vehicles including automobiles, trains and planes, characters of every age and type and a menagerie of animals.
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Tracy Twins Classic

The Tracy Twins by Dik Browne, January 1961.

As we have documented in previous posts, The Tracy Twins, which was illustrated by Dik Browne, made its debut in the October 1953 issue of Boys’ Life magazine, one year before Hi and Lois started in newspapers on October 18, 1954. It was written and designed by Al Stenzel, an art director at the Johnstone and Cushing agency. Dik drew the feature for almost twenty years before he turned it over to other artists in the early 1970s.
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