Timeline – 1974 Part 4

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, December 22, 1974.

Christmas is a favorite holiday in the Flagston, Browne and Walker families. We always like to do something special at this time of the year.

The Sunday page above is one of my favorite seasonal episodes. Dot and Ditto can’t wait to give Hi his Christmas present. They make him guess what the gift is before he opens it. Their glee when he starts making preposterous suggestions has wonderful naïve innocence. When he finally makes the correct identification, Trixie’s look of surprise is priceless.
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Dik Browne 100th

Chance Browne wrote this tribute to his father on August 11, 2017.

On this day 100 years ago the world was blessed with the arrival of my dad, Dik Browne. He was a man whose talent can only be described as supernatural: everything he created bore the stamp of his singular genius. His kindness and generosity of
 spirit inspired everyone who was lucky enough to
 meet him. His alter ego may have been a barbarian,
but he was quite possibly the most civilized man
 that ever lived. He certainly was a shining example
 of just how wonderful people can be…
Ever the best of friends, Dad!
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Timeline – 1960 Part 4

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, July 10, 1960.

In this fantastic Sunday page, Hi speculates about how archeologists in the future might interpret the junk in Chip’s room. Fifty-seven years later, it is still hard to predict if any of this will ever come to pass.

Chip is a typical teenager and his messy room has provided a rich source of gag material in the strip for over six decades. Someday he will get around to cleaning it up and Lois will not believe her eyes.
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