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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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Abercrombie and Fitch

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, May 16, 1965.

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, May 16, 1965.

The neighborhood garbage men in Hi and Lois are featured in the classic Sunday page above. Although it was important in the formative years of the strip to have nice, wholesome main characters for readers to identify with, it became equally essential to add outlandish, insane personalities to create funny situations.
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