Timeline – 1960 Part 1

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, February 21, 1960.

The Sunday page above provides a glimpse into the imagination of Ditto Flagston. In the late 1950s, Mort Walker came up with the idea of sharing Trixie’s observations with readers inside her thought balloons. This approach was also adaptable to other characters.
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Santa in Silvermine

Hi and Lois Sunday page, December 22, 2002.

I live in a neighborhood in Connecticut, known as “Silvermine,” where three towns – New Canaan, Wilton and Norwalk – meet. There was never any silver mined in the area but it has been home to many artists, some of whom founded the Silvermine Guild in 1922, now part of the Silvermine Arts Center. Another local landmark is the Silvermine Tavern, which opened in 1929 and is currently being renovated.
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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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