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Timeline – 1960 Part 2

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, April 10, 1960.

When Mort Walker first started sharing Trixie’s thoughts with readers, they were fairly simple (for a previous post about this history click here).

Within a few years, Trixie was having wild fantasies like the ones in the Sunday page above. These gags encouraged Dik Browne to come up with some wonderfully surreal images. Trixie’s “bimfoozik!” idea in panel #8 looks like a scene Salvador Dali might have painted.
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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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