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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Timeline – 1973 Part 2

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, March 18, 1973.

The clothing that the characters in Hi and Lois wear has not changed much over the years. Hi with his frumpy golf sweater and khakis. Chip with his baseball cap, T-shirt and blue jeans. Dot and Ditto with their big shoes that resemble the boots in Beetle Bailey.
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Timeline – 1972 Part 3

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, August 27, 1972.

Drawing animals is a challenging task for any artist. Rendering realistic creatures in a humorous comic strip is even more daunting.

As an advertising artist in the 1940s and 50s, Dik Browne was called on to graphically represent anything the clients requested. He drew historical figures, panoramic scenery, all kinds of vehicles including automobiles, trains and planes, characters of every age and type and a menagerie of animals.
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