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Tracy Twins Classic

The Tracy Twins by Dik Browne, January 1961.

As we have documented in previous posts, The Tracy Twins, which was illustrated by Dik Browne, made its debut in the October 1953 issue of Boys’ Life magazine, one year before Hi and Lois started in newspapers on October 18, 1954. It was written and designed by Al Stenzel, an art director at the Johnstone and Cushing agency. Dik drew the feature for almost twenty years before he turned it over to other artists in the early 1970s.
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Lessons in History

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, February 8, 1962.

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, February 8, 1962.

In the 1959 pilot for “The Flintstones,” the name of the family was “The Flagstones.” When the animated primetime show debuted on American television in 1960, it was changed because a similar name was already being used in Hi and Lois.   Perhaps the Flagstons were descended from a family in Medeival times that was in the patio, paving or roofing business.
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