Timeline – 2002 Part 4

Hi and Lois Sunday page digital proof, December 15, 2002.

Chip is a typical teenager who tries to have as little communication with his parents as possible and spends an inordinate amount of time alone in his room.  In the Sunday page above, Hi and Lois are worried about him and decide to check to see if he’s OK.  They are relieved to discover him behaving normally – hanging upside down playing his guitar.
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Timeline – 1996 Part 1

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, May 5, 1996.

For the past sixteen months, beginning on January 20, 2017 and continuing until April 28, 2018, we featured here on our web site 64 outstanding color Sunday pages from 1960 to 1975 in our Timeline series. King Features stopped sending color proofs to their artists in 1975 and for the next twenty years we received prints in black-and-white.  Beginning in 1996, King started producing color Sunday pages in a digital format.  We have decided to continue our Timeline series from that point onward.
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Timeline – 1969 Part 3

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, May 25, 1969.

When this Hi and Lois episode was first published I was seventeen years old – the perfect age for the golden age of rock and roll. Everybody wanted to be in band.

My brother Greg played guitar in a group called “Brand X.” Chance Browne’s high school ensemble was “The Twinkies.” Other local bands of note were “King James Bible” and “Billy and the Showmen.” “The Wild Weeds” from upstate Connecticut eventually became the classic bar band “NRBQ.” “The Vagrants” from Long Island featured Leslie West on guitar. “The Lovin’ Spoonful” and “The Young Rascals” were other chart-topping acts based in the New York area.
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