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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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Elections

Hi and Lois Sunday page, November 7, 1999.

Hi and Lois Sunday page, November 7, 1999.

I wrote this episode when Jesse Ventura, a former professional wrestler, was elected governor of Minnesota in 1999. The line between entertainment and reality in American politics has become increasingly less defined since that time. The prospect of a rock and roll musician running for president does not seem so ridiculous now. Who knows? Some of Chip’s ideas might actually come to pass.
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Fall Foliage #6

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, October 29, 1961.

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, October 29, 1961.

In the vintage seasonal Sunday page above, Chip, Dot and Ditto are complaining about raking leaves which gets them into a discussion about how Hi and Lois are slacking off on their responsibilities.  Hi explains that the government is encouraging parents to be tougher on their kids and the episode ends with a political statement from Chip.
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