Timeline – 1999 Part 1

Hi and Lois Sunday page digital proof, April 18, 1999.

This gag would not have worked as a black-and-white daily strip.  The full color palette of the Sunday funnies helps to simulate blue skies, white clouds, yellow sun, green grass, pink, rose, violet and lavender flowers, a robin red breast and a bluebird. It’s all in the pixels.
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Timeline – 1975 Part 4

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, November 9, 1975.

“The Sunday funnies” is a term that evokes nostalgic images.  Family members arguing over who gets the comics first.  Children on their hands and knees gazing at the colorful pages scattered across the living room floor.  Father snoozing in his easy chair, the newspaper opened in his lap.  The kids looking over Grandpa’s shoulders.When newspaper comics were first introduced in the 1890s, they appeared, for the most part, in color on Sundays.  It wasn’t until the next decade that they were published regularly in the daily papers.
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The Sunday Funnies

“The Sunday funnies” is a phrase that conjures up nostalgic images.  Family members arguing over who gets the comic section first.  Kids on their hands and knees reading the funnies on the living room floor.  Dad taking a Sunday snooze in his easy chair, the comics spread across his lap.  The Sunday funnies have been a tradition in American life for more than a century.
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