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Timeline – 1972 Part 2

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, June 11, 1972.

The Sunday page format allows for more involved plotlines than a daily strip. The example above shows how an extended story can be told in multiple panels.

Many newspapers run only the second and third tier of panels, so the complete scenario has to be written without the top row. This particular gag is contained is six panels, which is not much, but more than the two or three panels of a typical daily strip. The dialogue, pacing and composition must be economical to tell a coherent story.
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Timeline – 1970 Part 4

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, September 27, 1970.

In this episode, Chip learns some Flagston family history. According to Hi, his father was a self-reliant man who provided for his brood by working odd jobs during the Great Depression. Chip is not impressed.

In the last panel, Lois uses the term “generation gap.” This came into common usage during the period as a reference to clashing perspectives between parents and their children.
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