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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Timeline – 1974 Part 2

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, June 2, 1974.

I have told the story about how Mort Walker came up with the idea for “the thinking baby” in previous posts.

Click these links to review this history.

http://hiandlois.com/2013/01/29/trixie/

http://hiandlois.com/2014/05/16/the-thinking-baby/

A few years after Trixie started sharing her thoughts with readers, her fantasies became even more surreal. Here is a panel from a 1960 Sunday page when her dreams looked like something from a Dr. Seuss book.
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Timeline – 1972 Part 1

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, April 2, 1972.

We have traced the origins of Trixie’s sunbeam in previous posts. Here is a link for an early Sunday page from 1959 that shows one of the first uses of this popular theme: http://hiandlois.com/2013/05/23/trixies-sunbeam/

A variation on the recurring sunbeam gag is the picture window that Trixie looks through to observe the outside world. The episode above is a classic example of this scenario.
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