Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, November 17, 1963.
Abercrombie and Fitch are the Flagstons’ garbage men. In a previous post we described this colorful pair.
Abercrombie, the rotund one, was introduced first as the high-handed refuse collector who likes to tell his clients what they can throw away.
Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, December 30, 1962.
Mort Walker made some conscious decisions when establishing the themes of Hi and Lois. “Most strips of the time depicted the parents bickering and the kids being mean,” Mort remembered in a 1986 interview. “I thought we would show the positive side of a family. The kids are cute. The parents love each other. It’s a nuclear family against the world rather than against each other. They’re against crabgrass and traffic and taxes. We took the meanness out of it.” The Flagstons are a “Good Housekeeping Seal of Appoval” family.
Hi and Lois daily strip, August 6, 2007.
The Flagstons took a summer vacation to a western dude ranch in 2007. The sequence consisted of two Sunday pages and seven dailies. We featured the first daily and Sunday page in the previous post. Above and below are the next six daily strips from the series.