Back in Business

By Jeremy Meltingtallow

King Features has been overhauling our web site for the past few weeks which gave me some much needed time off. It’s been a grueling winter here in the Northeast. There are huge frozen mounds of icy snow everywhere and the temperatures have been frigid. We are looking forward to a major thaw followed by the beginning of spring.

In the meantime, here is a winter-themed Hi and Lois episode from a few years back.

HI and Lois Sunday page, January 20, 2013. Hi and Lois Sunday page, January 20, 2013.

Eric Reaves, who joined our staff full-time in 2012, did a wonderful job with this page. The ski lodge and chair lifts in the background help set the scene. The family portrait in the last panel is particularly well done. Eric has captured the Hi and Lois characters perfectly and has them dressed in contemporary clothing. It’s always a challenge to maintain a consistent look to the strip while at the same time updating the things that are constantly changing.

For some of our readers, who plan to go skiing in the near future, taking a picture for next year’s Christmas card might not be a bad idea.

– Brian Walker