Happy Holidays – 2018

This is the time of the year when people send out their annual greeting cards.  I’m surprised by how many of these are still delivered by the postal service. It’s always nice to see current photos of families and friends and get news about graduations, relocations, vacations and other momentous events.

Cartoonists do some of the best Christmas cards. Many of these are custom designed and printed.  I often wonder where they find the time to produce and mail them and still keep up with their deadlines.
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Timeline – 2001 Part 4

Hi and Lois Sunday page digital proof, December 2, 2001.

The Sunday page above features a tribute to one of my favorite cartoonists – Fred Lasswell.  Chance Browne drew a caricature of him in the middle panel and Trixie has a red beret just like the one Uncle Fred used to wear .
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Timeline – 1974 Part 2

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, June 2, 1974.

I have told the story about how Mort Walker came up with the idea for “the thinking baby” in previous posts.

Click these links to review this history.

http://hiandlois.com/2013/01/29/trixie/

http://hiandlois.com/2014/05/16/the-thinking-baby/

A few years after Trixie started sharing her thoughts with readers, her fantasies became even more surreal. Here is a panel from a 1960 Sunday page when her dreams looked like something from a Dr. Seuss book.
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