Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Cartoonest Johnny Hart Dead at 76

Creator of B.C. and co-creator of The Wizard of Id, Johnny Hart died Saturday at his isle of a stroke. Harts signature strip, B.C. began appearing in papers in the late 1950's, in the early 1970's the author/artist came into a renewed intensity of his childhood Christian faith, which carried over into the content of the strip, providing for many anachronistic instances over the ensuing three and a half decades. Read the Wiki entry linked above to learn more about his more controversial strips. I'm primarily posting this obit, because the Christian message of B.C. always struck me as a little strange, not unlike the Flintsone's Christmas special, or the following. Though considering some of the traditionally anachronistic features of Book of Mormon theology, maybe I shouldn't be talking.


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