Timeline – 2003 Part 4

Hi and Lois Sunday page digital proof, October 26, 2003.

We have, on occasion, flashed back to the early days of some of our characters.  It is fun to travel in time and imagine what Hi and Lois might have looked like in their youth.

Here are three panels from a Sunday page that show Hi when he was a boy.
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The Good Old Days

The world of Hi and Lois takes place in a time warp. The frames of reference are constantly changing. In this Sunday page from 1957, Hi reminisces about his childhood.

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, July 28, 1957.

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, July 28, 1957.

Hi’s nostalgic daydreams were from over thirty years in the past. Dirigibles, biplanes and flagpole sitters were things he would have seen in the 1920s. The Lindy cap became popular after Charles Lindbergh’s daring transatlantic flight in 1927. WPA, PWA, CCC and NRA were government agencies from FDR’s New Deal during the Great Depression. Major Bowes Amateur Hour made its debut on radio in 1934.
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