Skip to comments."BC" and "Wizard of Id" Creator Johnny Hart dies
Posted on 04/08/2007 10:24:35 AM PDT by Shady
(Posted Vanity due to copyright restrictions) We have just learned from our local Gannett Newspaper site in Broome County NY that Johnny Hart, creator of "BC" and "Wizard of Id" died in his Ninevah NY home yesterday.
BC was always my favorite.
Sad Toon Ping
RIP Johnny. You done good.
Well, that’s certainly sad news.
Fitting he should pass today-a few years back he did an excellent Easter strip. It wasnt humorous at all, just acknowledgemnt of what the day meant..
Someone said of Cathy Seipp when she died that her death was our loss and Heaven’s gain.
I would say the same of Johnny Hart. Our loss. Heaven’s gain.
RIP for a guy who had the guts to stick up for his religious beliefs in the relentlessly secular little world of newspaper cartoons. His successors will be riding on the shoulders of a giant.
Thanks for the laughs Johnny.
Today’s “BC” cartoon:
Great artist and strip.
I`ve been searching for the perfect FR zot. It was from a Wizard of Id.First frame had soldier holding speer on gaurd duty.Second frame, lightening bolt hits him with bold letters above saying “ ZOT! “.Third frame, he`s a blackened figure. Last frame, charcoal soldier still standing says, “ZOT who?”
Now that strip woulda made the perfect FR Zot. Thing is, could never find it :-(
Great man, great stuff. Sad.
Not only a great cartoonist and a great Christian, but because of the anteater in “B.C.”, probably as responsible as anybody for the creation of the “ZOT!”
Easter weekend’s got to be a pretty good time to get to heaven. Hope he’s enjoying it.
May God comfort and bless his family...
Those are good ones, but the one I was referring to had BC sitting on a hill watching the sun rise or set, the last frame showed the reflection of te sun on the water in the shape of the cross...
Johnny Hart was, in his own way, a proselyte of Christianity.
He shall be missed here, but after doing God’s work, he has gone home.
May his memory be eternal!
I read the strip every day for years. I hope it will continue for a while, even if they use “repeats.” I suppose the local paper will replace it with something not as good, or with some kind of left wing slant.
Thanks for the smiles and the occasional deep thoughts, Mr. Hart. RIP.
BC is from whence out illustrious “ZOT” came.
Thank you for the notice. I have always enjoyed his two cartoon strips.
God bless Johnny Hart - for some reason, it seems fitting that ths day he should walk through the gates of Heaven and into the Arms of God!
Two of my favorite cartoons, the others being Bloom County and Calvin & Hobbes.
Heaven is yet a greater place today, and our world a place less light. Rest in Peace good Sir! God, bless and keep him!
What a precious joyful ministry he had. I’m sure he led many to stop and think about his profound messages, and many more to Christ. I’m sure he’s already heard his “well done, thou good and faithful servant.” His cartoons were usually the only things worth reading in the newspapers.
This morning was his first in Heaven.
“Well done, thou good and faithful servant”.
Mr. Hart was never ashamed of Him who set him free.
Prayers up... RIP.
Now FR ZOT!s will be coming from heaven!
Rest In Peace, Johnny Hart, and thank you for making great use of your God-given talent.
Whenever I had the occasion to look at them, I appreciated that the strips were always succinct.
(Gary Larson was another great one for that talent.)
When compared to Doonesbury, and others of that sort, Johnny Hart was a Giant, and a man with a heart.
BC has always been one of my favorite comic strips (and one of the very few that I read BTW). God has called a good man home!
That’s a fact, holyscroller. I could always rely on Johnny Hart to write a worthwhile cartoon.
I always loved his comic strips.
R.I.P. and Godspeed Johnny Hart.
"BC" and "Wizard of Id" Creator Johnny Hart Goes Home to Be With The Lord Jesus Christ, to Dwell With Him For Eternity.
Mr. Hart, you will be missed... see you soon!
ROFL! Thank you for the clam joke. It brings back such pleasant memories.
Ironic that he should die right before Easter when he was so good about getting true Christianity into his strip. Which never failed to “offend” his secular extremist newspapers. I thought he was great, and I’m Jewish.
Happy Easter to all my Christian FReeper FRiends! (Stay warm!)
OK, I must admit, I did not like that strip. But the other ones he did, I respected his beliefs.
As the characters would say when they saw something new...
“HART IS GOT WINGS!”
Johnny Hart died, the creator of my two favorite comics on any morning.
I will never forget when Rodney says to the King, “The peasents are revolting.” and the king says, “You can say that again!”
I think he captured the thoughts of many political elites, right there in that cartoon. Where ever you are Johnny Hart, your strips were always revolting. I loved that about you.
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