Have A Nice Day

By Jeremy Meltingtallow

It’s a glorious early June day in southern Connecticut, with clear blue skies, temperatures in the mid-60s and low-70s and lush, green vegetation. Most days in the life of Trixie Flagston are like this, although we ended this one with a little doom and gloom.

Hi and Lois Sunday page, June 12, 1996. Hi and Lois Sunday page, June 2, 1996.

When comics first started appearing in American newspapers 120 years ago, they were featured primarily on Sundays in full color. By the turn of the century, the term “Sunday funnies” was used to describe them. It wasn’t until the teens that daily comic pages, with strip and panels printed in black-and-white, became a fixture in morning and evening editions.

Today, due to the miracles of modern technology, comics appear in many newspapers and online seven day a week in full color.

To a view a generous selection of daily and Sunday features, including Hi and Lois and Beetle Bailey, go to: ComicsKingdom.com

– Brian Walker