Monday, 9 April 2007

BC creator dies while drawing last cartoon

Cartoonist Johnny Hart, who won awards for his comic strips, BC and The Wizard of Id, has died of a stroke at the age of 76.

BC, which depicted a world populated by cavemen and dinosaurs, first appeared in newspapers in 1958. The Wizard of Id was a political satire based in a run-down kingdom ruled by a diminutive and tyrannical monarch.

Johnny Hart’s comics reached over 100 million people. He died at his storyboard, doing what he loved best.


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Gufo said...

Is it true that Jonny Hart went down the creationist road during his last years? Though I very much enjoyed The wizard of ID and BC, during my teens, when they were printed on the pages of Urania, the oldest running italian science-fiction paperback series..

Sarda Sahney said...

Yes, Johnny Hart was a Christian and this was very much reflected in the later years of BC. A few of his strips even caused some controversy and so were sometimes printed in the religion section of newspapers rather then the regular comic page.

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