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Timeline – 1974 Part 3

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, November 10, 1974.

The autumnal-themed Hi and Lois Sunday pages, which are an annual tradition, feature some of Dik Browne’s best work. It was his favorite time of the year.

“Mort knows that I am a sucker for them,” Dik once said about these episodes.  “We’ve all lived in Connecticut and know how beautiful it can get.  I think Kipling described fall as the ‘last revolt of the tree people against the dying of the year.’”
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Timeline – 1974 Part 2

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, June 2, 1974.

I have told the story about how Mort Walker came up with the idea for “the thinking baby” in previous posts.

Click these links to review this history.

http://hiandlois.com/2013/01/29/trixie/

http://hiandlois.com/2014/05/16/the-thinking-baby/

A few years after Trixie started sharing her thoughts with readers, her fantasies became even more surreal. Here is a panel from a 1960 Sunday page when her dreams looked like something from a Dr. Seuss book.
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Timeline – 1973 Part 4

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, May 6, 1973.

In the Sunday page above, Chip jumps up and down on his army jacket to get it more rumpled. Hi looks disapprovingly at his disheveled look and asks Lois why she didn’t say something about it. Lois explains, after seeing what Chip’s friends were wearing, she had decided that his sloppy clothing really wasn’t so bad. This attire was typical for teenagers back in the mid-1970s.
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