October 12th, 2013

Fall Foliage 2

by Brian Walker, Greg Walker and Chance Browne

When Hi and Chip want to have a father-and-son talk they often go for a walk.  Getting out of the house gives them the opportunity to discuss personal issues like Chip’s plans for college, his love life or his lack of grooming.

Although these episodes can run at any time of the year, autumn seems to be the best time for venting teenage frustrations or dispensing fatherly advice.  The fall foliage provides a perfect backdrop for meaningful conversations about past mistakes and future goals.

In this Sunday page from 1970 Hi and Chip take a colorful stroll through the neighborhood.  It’s a classic episode, brilliantly written by Mort Walker and beautifully illustrated by Dik Browne.

Hi and Lois Sunday page, November 15, 1970, Hi and Lois Sunday page, November 15, 1970,

We maintain this tradition today and continue to search for new twists on an old theme.  In this example from 2003, Chip shares some of regrets about a breakup with his Dad.

Hi and Lois Sunday page, October 19, 2003. Hi and Lois Sunday page, October 19, 2003.

Sometimes life is like a country song.

– Brian Walker

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