Here Comes the Sun

In the late 1980s, King Features made a deal with Avon Books to do a series of reprint collections featuring a number of their popular strips.  The first volume in the series was “Trust Me! – Ernie’s First Year” by Bud Grace.

The second release was “Here Comes the Sun – A Hi and Lois Collection” by Mort Walker and Dik Browne. When this book was published in May 1990, Dik had passed away. His son, Robert, also known as Chance, who had started assisting on the strip in 1980, had taken over the drawing full time by then.

Welcome to our world

For almost 60 years, Hi and Lois has been a creative collaboration between the Walker and Browne families.  My father, Mort, and Dik Browne started the strip in 1954 and were one of the great partnerships in the history of comics.  Although my brother Greg and I, and Dik’s son Chance, had been working on the feature for quite some time, it wasn’t until 1994 that the “next generation” officially took over.