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The Road Trip – Week Three

By Jeremy Meltingtallow

Hi, Lois, Chip, Dot, Ditto and Trixie traveled around the American southwest in the third week of their cross-country trip.  Among the sites they visited were Monument Valley in Utah, Mesa Verde in Colorado, the Grand Canyon in Arizona and Salt Lake City in Utah.July 25July 28

Dik Browne did some spectacular scenery in these strips.  He experimented with a pointillistic technique, using little black dots for shading in addition to the Ben-Day overlays.  The lines he drew to depict the rock layers in the Grand Canyon were particularly effective.  He was employing many of the graphic tools he had mastered in over two decades as a professional cartoonist.

The next Sunday page in this special vacation series is a classic, so stay tooned.

– Brian Walker