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Timeline – 1968 Part 4

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, June 16, 1968.

This classic episode features a rare achievement in gag writing – a wordless punch line. The picture in the final panel is not only surprising, it also perfectly depicts Ditto Flagston’s exuberant innocence.

Ditto’s personality continued to develop in the 1960s. In addition to his essential mischievousness, he added many other personality traits. Below are some examples from this period.
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Timeline – 1968 Part 2

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, February 11, 1968.

Ditto Flagston is seven years old and comes up with more ways to get in trouble than Lois can shake her finger at. Nevertheless, he’s a lovable little monster. His naïve innocence gives him a winning charm. He is a kid without any adult pretensions who recaptures a sense of fun most of us lost with our youth.
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Timeline – 1960 Part 1

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, February 21, 1960.

The Sunday page above provides a glimpse into the imagination of Ditto Flagston. In the late 1950s, Mort Walker came up with the idea of sharing Trixie’s observations with readers inside her thought balloons. This approach was also adaptable to other characters.
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