Timeline – 2003 Part 3

Hi and Lois Sunday page digital proof, April 13, 2003.

The idea for this gag was inspired by a real life incident.

One night in Japan in 1997, at precisely 6:50 PM, 685 people, most of them children, simultaneously suffered epileptic seizures. The cause was not difficult to identify: all of them were watching the popular animated TV show, Pocket Monsters.

Timeline – 2002 Part 3

Hi and Lois Sunday page digital proof, June 9, 2002.

In the Sunday page above Ditto strikes some classic rock and roll poses.  Wikipedia describes what he is doing as “a form of dance and movement in which the performer pretends to play an imaginary rock or heavy metal-style electric guitar, including riffs, solos, etc. Playing an air guitar usually consists of exaggerated strumming and picking motions and is often coupled with loud singing or lip-synching. Air guitar is generally used in the imaginary simulation of loud electric or acoustic guitar music.”

Timeline – 2001 Part 3

Hi and Lois Sunday page digital proof, November 11, 2001.

One of our favorite fall scenarios is when Hi and Chip go on walks together and have a father and son talk.  It’s an opportunity to explore some big issues, like future plans, girls or life in general.  It helps to have some colorful foliage in the background.