June 8th, 2014

Spring Romance

by Brian Walker, Greg Walker and Chance Browne

Chip Flagston discovered girls in the 1960s.  See the previous post, “Summer Romance” from August 28, 2013, to see how his transformation began.

In this strip from 1968, Hi and Lois are observing the change in Chip.

Hi and Lois daily strip, January 16, 1968. Hi and Lois daily strip, January 16, 1968.

Once he learned to appreciate the finer qualities of the opposite sex, Chip’s interests went from avoiding homework to meeting his girlfriend at the library.

Hi and Lois daily strip, June 15, 1972. Hi and Lois daily strip, June 15, 1972.

Chip is at a stage where he’s old enough to be curious about girls but too young to get into much trouble.  In this episode he’s discussing relative sexual maturity with his best friend Jerry.

Hi and Lois daily strip, May 25, 1972. Hi and Lois daily strip, May 25, 1972.

Chip doesn’t have a steady girlfriend.  He’s still playing the field.  Some of the girls he is attracted to look a little like his mother.

Hi and Lois daily strip, May 29, 1972. Hi and Lois daily strip, May 29, 1972.

Readers of all ages enjoy following Chip’s romantic exploits.  Younger ones see familiar situations that they can identify with.  Those who have experienced the joy and pain of adolescence are reminded of their own awkward years.

It’s a lot more amusing from a distance.

– Brian Walker

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