Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, April 10, 1960.
When Mort Walker first started sharing Trixie’s thoughts with readers, they were fairly simple (for a previous post about this history click here).
Within a few years, Trixie was having wild fantasies like the ones in the Sunday page above. These gags encouraged Dik Browne to come up with some wonderfully surreal images. Trixie’s “bimfoozik!” idea in panel #8 looks like a scene Salvador Dali might have painted.
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.
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.