Timeline – 1999 Part 4

Hi and Lois Sunday page digital proof, December 5, 1999.

Ideas for gags come from some of the most unexpected places.

In 1999, when the Sunday page above was written, there was a big controversy in New York City.  It was set off by The Holy Virgin Mary (seen below) a painting created by Chris Ofili in 1996.This large composition, eight feet by six feet, depicts a black woman as the Virgin Mary in mixed media, including oil paint, resin, glitter, collage and elephant dung.

Timeline – 1999 Part 3

Hi and Lois Sunday page digital proof, June 13, 1999.

The Flagstons, like many American families, enjoy the great outdoors. Camping is one of their favorite activities.

In the episode above, Hi and Chip are spending a night in the woods under the stars.  Unfortunately, since they live in suburbia, they are not able to escape the sounds of civilization.

Timeline – 1999 Part 2

Hi and Lois Sunday page digital proof, May 9, 1999.

Mother’s Day is a holiday we never overlook in the strip. Lois is the glue that holds the Flagston family together, so the gratitude is well deserved.

In the episode above we adapted the opening lines from the 1950s Superman television show – “faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, look up in the sky, it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Superman! who fights a never-ending battle for truth, justice and the American way.”