Timeline – 1998 Part 4

Hi and Lois Sunday page digital proof, November 22, 1998.

Hi and Chip take an annual walk together and have a father-and-son talk.  This gives them an opportunity to discuss personal issues like Chip’s plans for college, his love life or his lack of grooming.

These episodes can run at any time of the year but autumn seems to be the best season.  The fall foliage provides a perfect backdrop for meaningful conversations about past mistakes and future goals.
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Timeline – 1975 Part 2

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, June 8, 1975.

Spring is arriving late in New England this year.  It is already mid-April and this is the first day the temperature has gone above 70 degrees.

We like to chronicle the changing seasons in Hi and Lois.  The strip’s creators, the Walkers and the Brownes, have lived primarily in Connecticut, so the outdoor scenes reflect the way we experience them. We have snow in the winter, flowers in the spring, heat in the summer and leaves in the fall.  Not all areas of the country have snow.  Readers there have to use their imaginations and see the world through our eyes.
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Timeline – 1968 Part 3

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, June 9, 1968.

In his 1975 autobiography, Backstage at the Strips, Mort Walker wrote about his own home in Greenwich, Connecticut. “We’ve lived in our big old house for 20 years and it’s filled with the memorabilia of our tenancy – doors broken from temper tantrums, railings gouged by bikes ridden indoors on rainy days, round marks on ceilings from ‘room tennis,’ and places where little ones ‘helped Daddy paint.’ It has taken on our character and will never stop echoing from our years of bustle.”
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