Hi and Lois Sunday page, July 28, 1996.
Tonight is the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. Twenty years ago, the Sunday page above was done during the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.
At this time, I had been reading the comic strip Rose is Rose by Pat Brady. I noticed that the married couple in the strip, Rose and Jimbo Gumbo, had a strong physical attraction to each other. Rose often teased Jimbo in a playfully sexual way.
Sex is taboo on the funnies pages. Newspaper editors do not think it is appropriate for their readers, who range in age from young children to senior citizens, to be exposed to anything that might corrupt their morals. In the movies and on television they show all types of sexual situations. This makes it hard for cartoonists to compete with other mediums when it comes to dealing with risqué topics.