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The Silvermine Golf Club

Hi and Lois Sunday page, black-and-white proof, November 9, 1980.

Hi and Lois Sunday page, black-and-white proof, November 9, 1980.

In the previous post, I featured a map of Wilton, hometown of Hi and Lois, which was drawn by Chance Browne in 2010. In the upper left-hand corner, the Silvermine Golf Club can be seen. The picturesque red barn, where the maintenance equipment for the golf course is stored, is also shown in the first panel of the Hi and Lois Sunday page above and in the photo below.
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Al Stenzel – Writer of The Tracy Twins

The Tracy Twins was illustrated by Dik Browne from its debut in the October 1953 issue of Boys’ Life magazine until he handed it over to other artists in the early 1970s. The feature was written and designed by Al Stenzel, an art director at the Johnstone and Cushing agency.

Here is a reprint of an illustrated tribute that ran in Boys’ Life after Stenzel passed away in 1979.StenzelThis 1970 episode of The Tracy Twins was probably one of the last ones that Dik drew.TTCityIn the current issue of Hogan’s Alley (#20) there is an article I wrote about the history of The Tracy Twins. To purchase a copy or subscribe to this wonderful magazine go to: http://cartoonician.com/purchase-hogans-alley/
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A Master of Pen and Ink

Dik Browne loved to draw. Here is a self-caricature he drew of himself at work, surrounded by his characters.DikCaricature

Cartoonists are frequently asked what kinds of tools they use. Dik’s favorite pen point was a Gillott #170 and his preferred ink was Higgins. Here is a Sunday page from 1980 that features some of his finest rendering.
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