Timeline – 2002 Part 4

Hi and Lois Sunday page digital proof, December 15, 2002.

Chip is a typical teenager who tries to have as little communication with his parents as possible and spends an inordinate amount of time alone in his room.  In the Sunday page above, Hi and Lois are worried about him and decide to check to see if he’s OK.  They are relieved to discover him behaving normally – hanging upside down playing his guitar.
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Timeline – 2001 Part 2

Hi and Lois Sunday page digital proof, September 9, 2001.

Sometime back in the 1990s we introduced a new neighbor in the strip. He was an elderly gentleman who lived by himself.  We often show him talking with Dot and Ditto.  They like to ask him what life was like back in the good old days.
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Timeline – 1997 Part 2

Hi and Lois Sunday page digital proof, March 9, 1997.

Syndicated cartoonists are under contract to create fresh ideas 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  They aren’t supposed to reuse material.  But sometimes they slip up.

One morning Dik Browne woke up out of a deep sleep to the ringing of his phone. Bill Yates, the comics editor of King Features Syndicate, was calling.  Bill said that a subscribing newspaper had discovered that Dik had reapeated a gag in Hagar the Horrible, word for word.  The reporter wanted a comment on the mistake and Bill wondered if Dik had an answer.  Dik apologetically explained, “As we got through this life we learn that there are three things that tend to repeat themselves…history, sauerkraut and old cartoonists.”
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