November 24th, 2016

Fall Foliage #10

by Brian Walker, Greg Walker and Chance Browne

HI and Lois Sunday page color proof, December 11, 1960. HI and Lois Sunday page color proof, December 11, 1960.

This Sunday page in our fall foliage series stars Trixie Flagston.

In the late 1950s, Mort Walker came up with the idea of permitting readers to view Trixie’s thoughts. It was a stroke of genius.

Mort introduced this new concept in a series of daily strips that ran on four consecutive Mondays in November 1958.  To see these go to: http://hiandlois.com/2014/05/16/the-thinking-baby/

From this point on, her new character trait became a permanent fixture in the strip.  Trixie, the thinking baby, launched the feature to a new level of success.  Although she looks slightly different today, the youngest member of the Flagston clan is still providing a running commentary on family life and human behavior.

– Brian Walker

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