Climbing down the rabbit hole so you don't have to
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Hi and Lois, 1 of 2
“Are you the creator of Hi and Lois? Because you are making me laugh.” That was always one of my favorite lines of Comic Book Guy on The Simpsons. The joke would have also worked with more obscure characters, since most comic strip readers know the creators are Mort Walker and Dik Browne. I don't think this was by them, though. It looks to be inspired by John Stanley but I don't think it was him either. It was another issue of Dell Comics' try-out series, Four Color Comics, number 683 from sometime in 1956.
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Much of the material here is at least a generation old and therefore sometimes has racist and sexist standards we wouldn't conform to today. I try, but can't always do a line-item veto. Remember, if something has stereotypes it's posted in spite of them and not because of them. You're not wrong to be offended, think of it like a friend you like hanging out with 95% of the time but once in a while they embarrass you. My own attitude is to move forward.
Many of the images I posted between 2011-2013 were disappeared by the image bank I was using then but I still have most of the scans and am bringing them back slowly. Be patient.
Some people don't realize you can make images bigger by clicking on them or that there are earlier postings beyond this page. Well, now you know. You're welcome.
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SAM HENDERSON has been doing comics, illustration and writing popular among people aware of their existence since his birth, though he wasn't paid for it until 1991. In addition to his own series,The Magic Whistle, clients have included Nickelodeon, New York Press, DC Comics, Heavy Metal, New York Observer,and ...um... Screw. He was a storyboard director for SpongeBob Squarepants in 2001.
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