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Christmas Decorations

Hi and Lois Sunday page, December 22, 1996.

We continue our holiday-themed series with a Sunday page from 1996 in which Lois recites her recipe for a perfect family Christmas and Trixie adds the icing on the cake in the final panel.

If you look carefully at the wreath above the mantelpiece in the fourth panel you will see the faces of Joan and Dik Browne. Chance Browne often pays tribute to his parents in these seasonal strips.
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Christmas Shopping

Hi and Lois Sunday page, December 20, 1998.

Hi and Lois Sunday page, December 20, 1998.

How many shopping days until Christmas? Who is counting?

At this time of the year we explore all the traditional activities of the season in Hi and Lois – buying gifts, sending cards, selecting a tree, decorating the house, singing carols, cooking food, exchanging presents, celebrating the holiday and searching for inspiration.
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Fall Foliage #11

Hi and Lois Sunday page, November 9, 1975.

Hi and Lois Sunday page, November 9, 1975.

Our final episode in this fall foliage series, at least until next year, is a Dik Browne classic.

In panels #4 through #8, Hi and Lois are shown driving past sunlit trees, fields of crops, a charming waterfall, a dairy farm and a sailboat at sea. These scenes are rendered with fine detail, dramatic perspective and balanced coloring. The overall effect helps set up Lois’ punch line at the end. As I have stated here many times, Dik was a master of cartoon composition.
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