Camera-ready comic art drawing for Hi and Lois

Description (Brief)
This pen-and-ink drawing produced for the Hi and Lois comic strip shows Lois leaving baby Trixie with Hi while she runs some errands. Hi quickly falls asleep as Trixie proceeds to wreck the house.
Richard Arthur Allan "Dik" Browne (1917-1989) worked with the New York Journal American and Newsweek, and while he was serving in World War II launched his first comic strip, Jinny Jeep. In the 1950s Browne collaborated with Mort Walker on Hi and Lois. In 1973 Browne debuted another strip called Hägar the Horrible about an uncouth 9th-century Viking. Both of Browne’s strips are still running, and both are drawn by his sons.
Hi and Lois (1954- ) features a married couple and their suburban family, including four children. The couple first appeared in the Beetle Bailey comic strip. Lois is Beetle’s sister. Lois is shown taking a job as a real estate agent in 1980, as a nod to changing times.
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date made
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Browne, Dik
Walker, Mort
King Features Syndicate
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
overall: 35.6 cm x 52.2 cm; 14 in x 20 9/16 in
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Family & Social Life
Cultures & Communities
Popular Entertainment
Comic Art
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Comic Art
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Newspaper Comics Council, Inc., New York, NY

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