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Dik Browne 100th

Chance Browne wrote this tribute to his father on August 11, 2017.

On this day 100 years ago the world was blessed with the arrival of my dad, Dik Browne. He was a man whose talent can only be described as supernatural: everything he created bore the stamp of his singular genius. His kindness and generosity of
 spirit inspired everyone who was lucky enough to
 meet him. His alter ego may have been a barbarian,
but he was quite possibly the most civilized man
 that ever lived. He certainly was a shining example
 of just how wonderful people can be…
Ever the best of friends, Dad!

Timeline – 1967 Part 1

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, February 12, 1967.

This page has some of Dik Browne’s remarkably expressive line work. The bare limbs of the trees in panels #2, #4 and #6 are shown in silhouette. The bushes in panels #3 and #7 are drawn with dense scratches. The rocks on the bridge in panel #6 are highlighted with stippling. Ditto’s dirty clothes in panels #9 and #10 are covered with parallel lines and his handprints are black splotches.

Timeline – 1966 Part 4

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, December 11, 1966.

As we chronicled in a previous post, Chip is the only character in Hi and Lois who has aged over the years. When the strip started in 1954 he was around eight, but by the time the Sunday page above was published he was more like thirteen. He is about fifteen in the strip today, old enough to be crazy about girls and rock and roll, but too young to drive, drink or vote.

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