Hi and Lois has been primarily a gag-a-day strip since its inception. This means that each episode is a self-contained entity. There have been stories that lasted for a week or more, but these tend to be special occasions.
Vacations have provided periodic opportunities for the Flagstons to break out of their daily routine and travel to interesting destinations. In the early years of the feature, these usually occurred on a single Sunday.
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.