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A Golfing Legend

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, May 30, 1965.

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, May 30, 1965.

Mort Walker and Dik Browne started playing golf together regularly in the mid-1960s. The Sunday page above was obviously based on personal experience.

Dik’s definition of golf was, “An obscene act indulged in by consenting adults.”

Dik Browne self-caricature.

His exploits on the golf course were legendary. Entire golf tournament dinners have been taken up with Dik Browne stories. Here is one of the classics.
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Abercrombie and Fitch

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, May 16, 1965.

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, May 16, 1965.

The neighborhood garbage men in Hi and Lois are featured in the classic Sunday page above. Although it was important in the formative years of the strip to have nice, wholesome main characters for readers to identify with, it became equally essential to add outlandish, insane personalities to create funny situations.
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Playthings of the Past

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, June 7, 1964.

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, June 7, 1964.

This Sunday page appeared in newspapers long before kids had video games and computers to play with. In the early 1960s, Dot and Ditto didn’t know what they were missing. They had a console television to watch, a phonograph for listening to records and many traditional toys, including a ball, a jack-in-the-box, blocks, a ring-toss game and a spinning saucer.
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