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The Museum of Cartoon Art

I graduated from college at the end of 1973 and the following spring, my father, Mort Walker, asked me if I would like to accompany him and Joe D’Angelo, the president of King Features Syndicate, to look at a house around the corner from our family home in Greenwich, Connecticut. They were hoping to rent the 75-year old Mead mansion for a proposed cartoon museum. After we walked through the vacant, neglected white elephant, Mort asked if I would be willing to round up a few friends to help clean the place and paint the interior rooms. I had no idea that this was the beginning of a great adventure that would last more than three decades.
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A Holiday Party

The week between Christmas and New Year’s Day is often a time for visiting with the neighbors. Although the liquor doesn’t flow quite as freely as it did back in the 1960s, cocktail parties are still in vogue. With increased awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving, it’s a real bonus when the destination is within walking distance.
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Anniversaries

Hi and Lois debuted on October 18, 1954 and is celebrating its 60th anniversary this week.  To commemorate the occasion, we did a special series, “Then and Now,” showing how things have changed during the long run of the strip.  On Sunday we will be showcasing a special anniversary tribute page.

Although fans of Hi and Lois are well aware of its historic connection to Beetle Bailey, the general public is probably not.
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