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Timeline – 1960 Part 1

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, February 21, 1960.

The Sunday page above provides a glimpse into the imagination of Ditto Flagston. In the late 1950s, Mort Walker came up with the idea of sharing Trixie’s observations with readers inside her thought balloons. This approach was also adaptable to other characters.
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Fall Foliage #10

HI and Lois Sunday page color proof, December 11, 1960.

HI and Lois Sunday page color proof, December 11, 1960.

This Sunday page in our fall foliage series stars Trixie Flagston.

In the late 1950s, Mort Walker came up with the idea of permitting readers to view Trixie’s thoughts. It was a stroke of genius.

Mort introduced this new concept in a series of daily strips that ran on four consecutive Mondays in November 1958.  To see these go to: http://hiandlois.com/2014/05/16/the-thinking-baby/
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A Golfing Legend

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, May 30, 1965.

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, May 30, 1965.

Mort Walker and Dik Browne started playing golf together regularly in the mid-1960s. The Sunday page above was obviously based on personal experience.

Dik’s definition of golf was, “An obscene act indulged in by consenting adults.”

Dik Browne self-caricature.

His exploits on the golf course were legendary. Entire golf tournament dinners have been taken up with Dik Browne stories. Here is one of the classics.
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