Timeline – 1996 Part 3

Hi and Lois Sunday page digital proof, September 15, 1996.

Without a doubt, the most iconic image from Hi and Lois is Trixie sitting in her sunbeam.  Readers frequently write that this is their favorite recurring scene in the strip.

Here is a variation that Chance Browne did for a sales brochure a few years ago.It is actually quite challenging to write gags on this theme.  We have shown the sunbeam from every angle – shining brightly through the Flagston’s large picture window or peaking timidly between venetian blinds. We’ve compared the sunbeam to a moonbeam.  We’ve shown Trixie singing songs and reciting poetry telepathically to her trusty friend.  She competes with the family pet Dawg for space in the sun. The variations are endless but sometimes it can be difficult to come up with a new twist on this long-running set-up.
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Timeline – 1975 Part 2

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, June 8, 1975.

Spring is arriving late in New England this year.  It is already mid-April and this is the first day the temperature has gone above 70 degrees.

We like to chronicle the changing seasons in Hi and Lois.  The strip’s creators, the Walkers and the Brownes, have lived primarily in Connecticut, so the outdoor scenes reflect the way we experience them. We have snow in the winter, flowers in the spring, heat in the summer and leaves in the fall.  Not all areas of the country have snow.  Readers there have to use their imaginations and see the world through our eyes.
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