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Hi and Lois

By Brian Walker, Greg Walker & Chance Browne


About Hi and Lois

Hi and Lois was created in 1954 by Mort Walker and Dik Browne, two of the most successful cartoonists in comic history. Provoking a strong emotional response from readers right from the beginning, it grew steadily in popularity, passing the 1,000-newspaper mark in 1982. It is continued today by their sons, writers Brian and Greg Walker and artist Chance Browne. Whether itrsquos busy parents juggling jobs and raising a family, a teen coping with his self-image, sibling rivalry among the youngsters, or a toddler learning about the world and her place in it, Hi and Lois has kept pace with mainstream life and found the gentle humor in familiar situations.

Awards and Distinctions:

Hi and Lois was voted best humor strip by the National Cartoonists Society in 1959 and 1960.

Dik Browne won the Reuben Award as “Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year” in 1962.

In the 1980s, the creative challenge of producing the strip was handed down to the next generation.

Hi and Lois is a unique collaboration between the Walker and Browne families that has lasted for more than 60 years.

Meet the Creators

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    Brian Walker

    Brian Walker, who graduated from Tufts University, has a diverse background in professional cartooning and cartoon scholarship. He was one of the founders of the Museum of Cartoon Art and has served as the curator for more than 70 cartoon exhibitions. He taught cartoon history at the School of Visual Arts and was editor-in-chief of […]

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  • Dik Browne Featured Image

    Dik Browne

    Richard Arthur Browne was an American cartoonist best remembered as the creator of the newspaper gag comic Hägar the Horrible about a Viking chief, his crew, and his family. Browne is also known as the original illustrator of Hi and Lois, a family gag strip scripted by Mort Walker. Both became some of the world’s longest-running, […]

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  • Eric Reaves Featured Image

    Eric Reaves

    Eric started out his career as a high school art teacher, followed by a position as a Creative Director for a top apparel manufacturer. There he created artwork for Disney, Warner Bros., Nintendo, Barbie and several other top brands. In 1994 he began cartooning professionally when he joined Paws, Inc., the studio of Garfield. As […]

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    Greg Walker

    Greg Walker studied liberal arts and journalism at Syracuse University and has worked in film, commercial photography, newspapers and graphic arts. He started his cartooning career writing and drawing comic books, including such well-known titles as Rocky and Bullwinkle, Barney and Betty Rubble, Underdog, Sarge Snorkel and Beetle Bailey. He began providing gags to his […]

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    Robert Chance Browne

    Chance Browne, also known as Bob, attended The School of Visual Arts and Park College and distinguished himself as an illustrator, art director and musician before eventually going to work for his father. After Dik launched Hagar the Horrible in 1973, Chance stepped in to help with Hi and Lois and has been the primary […]

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