Timeline – 1970 Part 3

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, April 5, 1970.

Four years after the debut of Hi and Lois, Mort Walker came up with the idea to share Trixie’s thoughts with readers and introduced the innovation in November 1958. To see these historic strips go to: http://hiandlois.com/2014/05/16/the-thinking-baby/

In the next decade, Trixie’s personality continued to evolve. Most of the time she was sweet and innocent but occasionally she could be feisty and combative, as in the episode above. After feeling neglected by her friend the sunbeam, Trixie decides to play hard to get but sunbeam is persistent. Their relationship was not always sunny and bright. After these spats, they inevitably patched things up.

Timeline – 1970 Part 2

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, March 15, 1970.

In this Sunday page Hi is reminiscing about the penny candies of his youth. My father, who was born in 1923, was probably looking back to his days growing up in Kansas City during the 1920s and 1930s when he wrote this gag. Hi is in his late thirties, so at this time we can assume that his birth date was about a decade after my father and these memories are believable.