Hi and Lois was created in 1954 by Mort Walker and Dik Browne, two of the most successful cartoonists in comic history. Provoking a strong emotional response from readers right from the beginning, it grew steadily in popularity, passing the 1,000-newspaper mark in 1982. It is continued today by their sons, writers Brian and Greg Walker and artist Chance Browne. Whether itrsquos busy parents juggling jobs and raising a family, a teen coping with his self-image, sibling rivalry among the youngsters, or a toddler learning about the world and her place in it, Hi and Lois has kept pace with mainstream life and found the gentle humor in familiar situations.
Awards and Distinctions:
Hi and Lois was voted best humor strip by the National Cartoonists Society in 1959 and 1960.
Dik Browne won the Reuben Award as “Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year” in 1962.
In the 1980s, the creative challenge of producing the strip was handed down to the next generation.
Hi and Lois is a unique collaboration between the Walker and Browne families that has lasted for more than 60 years.