Timeline – 1996 Part 4

By Jeremy Meltingtallow

Hi and Lois Sunday page digital proof, October 27, 1996.

We have done some episodes that speculate what Hi and Lois might have been like when they were younger.  In 1992, to celebrate the 40thanniversary of the strip, we had Beetle visit his sister Lois.  In this scene from the story, there is a photo of the two as children.

In the Sunday page above we take a glimpse into the future to see what the Flagstons might look like after decades of family life.  Chance Browne undoubtedly had fun drawing a white-bearded Hi, a toothless Lois, a balding Chip, a busty Trixie and a geriatric Dot and Ditto in the final scene.  For some reason Dawg does not appear to have gotten any older.

Of course, our characters never age. Fifty years from now they will probably be just about the same.

This is the last installment from 1996 in our Timeline series.  Check back next week for a classic episode from 1997.

– Brian Walker