September 22nd, 2018
by Brian Walker, Greg Walker and Chance Browne
In this atmospheric winter scene there is a subtle reference to Mr. Thurston’s drinking.
Thirsty made his first appearance in the strip on June 9, 1961.
Within in a few years, the Flagston’s next-door neighbor was a regular character in the strip. He also liked his alcohol.
Although his appearance has changed, he essentially remains the same. He performs an important function in the strip. He is lazy and irresponsible. He still drinks. He is everything that Hi is not. He makes Hi look good by comparison.
Next week we will be moving into 2001 in our Timeline series, so stay tooned.
– Brian Walker
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