This quote, describing the game of golf, is often attributed to Mark Twain, but he was probably not the first one to say it. One of the earliest known usages of the phrase is from a 1903 book about lawn tennis, in which a writer remarked about two fellow players: “one of the best of their many excellent dicta is that ‘to play golf is to spoil an otherwise enjoyable walk.’”
This is a time for renewal after the dreary days of winter. Spring also provides a great opportunity to do some beautiful scenery in Hi and Lois.
For many years, King Features mailed out full-color, Sunday-page proofs to their artists. We have a set of these for Hi and Lois, which cover the years from 1956 to 1970. They are printed on heavy-coated stock and the colors are brilliant.
There have been many attempts at publishing magazines devoted exclusively to comic art. One of the longest running was Jud Hurd’s Cartoonist PROfiles, which came out quarterly from March 1969 to June 2005. The Comics Journal, published by Fantagraphics since 1977, was a semi-monthly for many years until switching over to an annual edition. There were thirty-two issues of Nemo from Fantagraphics between June 1983 and January 1992 and twelve issues of Inks published by Ohio State University Press from February 1994 to November 1997. Hogan’s Alley, which began in the autumn of 1994, still comes out annually. Among the many other comic-related periodicals that have come and gone over the years are: Cartoonews, Comic Art, Comic Book Marketplace, Comics Buyers Guide, Comic Book Artist, Stay Tooned! and Inklings from the Museum of Cartoon Art.