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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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The First Week of School

Hi and Lois Sunday page, September 12, 2004.

Hi and Lois Sunday page, September 12, 2004.

The first few weeks of school can be exciting for students. I can recall the anticipation of finding out which of my friends were in my classes, sizing up my teachers and seeing if there were any new faces. Although there was always a possibility for unpleasant surprises, my feelings about the new school year were generally positive.
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