Timeline – 2000 Part 1

HI and Lois Sunday page digital proof, August 6, 2000.

A day at the beach is a good way to spend Labor Day weekend.  The Flagston family makes the trip to the shore almost every summer for some relaxation and recreation.

In the episode above, the twins have built an elaborate sand castle with a throne for their baby sister.

Timeline – 1999 Part 4

Hi and Lois Sunday page digital proof, December 5, 1999.

Ideas for gags come from some of the most unexpected places.

In 1999, when the Sunday page above was written, there was a big controversy in New York City.  It was set off by The Holy Virgin Mary (seen below) a painting created by Chris Ofili in 1996.This large composition, eight feet by six feet, depicts a black woman as the Virgin Mary in mixed media, including oil paint, resin, glitter, collage and elephant dung.

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.