Monday, April 09, 2007

Johnny Hart 1931-2007

Johnny Hart, the old school cartoonist who created the strip B.C. in 1958 and co-created (with Brant Parker) The Wizard of Id in 1964, died Saturday of a stroke (reportedly at his drawing board.) Both strips are highlighted with their gently acerbic humor and world views (respectively using prehistoric and medieval characters to poke fun at modern times.) Hart was 76.

Both strips will continue to be produced and published despite Hart's death (Hart has been getting help from his family on the strips for years and an extensive archive of computer images exists.)

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