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"BC" and "Wizard of Id" Creator Johnny Hart dies
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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.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bc; breakingnews; culture; easter; hart; johnny; johnnyhart; obituaries; obituary; wizardofid
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It is a sad day for all who loved these strips for 50+ years, and for a truly giving and nice man.
1 posted on 04/08/2007 10:24:36 AM PDT by Shady
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To: Shady

BC was always my favorite.

So sad.


2 posted on 04/08/2007 10:25:36 AM PDT by bannie
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To: Shady; Pookie

Sad Toon Ping


3 posted on 04/08/2007 10:26:22 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:(~)
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To: Shady

RIP Johnny. You done good.


4 posted on 04/08/2007 10:26:48 AM PDT by abb (The Dinosaur Media: A One-Way Medium in a Two-Way World)
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To: Shady

Well, that’s certainly sad news.


5 posted on 04/08/2007 10:27:38 AM PDT by Egon ("If all your friends were named Cliff, would you jump off them??" - Hugh Neutron)
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To: Shady

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..


6 posted on 04/08/2007 10:28:02 AM PDT by cardinal4
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To: Shady

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.


7 posted on 04/08/2007 10:28:31 AM PDT by saveliberty (Prayer blizzard for Tony and Jill Snow and their family.)
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To: Shady

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.


8 posted on 04/08/2007 10:29:46 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Shady

Thanks for the laughs Johnny.

9 posted on 04/08/2007 10:29:55 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: Shady
:-( R.I.P. Johnny...one of the best! :-(


10 posted on 04/08/2007 10:30:57 AM PDT by pookie18 ([Hillary Rotten] Clinton Happens...as does Dr. Demento Dean, Bela Pelosi & Benedick Durbin!!)
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To: Shady

Today’s “BC” cartoon:

http://www.comics.com/creators/bc/


11 posted on 04/08/2007 10:31:24 AM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (L'Chaim!)
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To: cardinal4

12 posted on 04/08/2007 10:31:29 AM PDT by aft_lizard (born conservative...I chose to be a republican)
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To: theDentist

13 posted on 04/08/2007 10:31:50 AM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: Shady

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 :-(


14 posted on 04/08/2007 10:31:58 AM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: Shady

Great man, great stuff. Sad.


15 posted on 04/08/2007 10:32:23 AM PDT by oyez
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To: Shady

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.


16 posted on 04/08/2007 10:33:42 AM PDT by RichInOC ("...clams got legs?")
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To: Shady
http://www.jdl.org/images/hart_toon.gif
17 posted on 04/08/2007 10:34:47 AM PDT by BRITinUSA
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To: Shady
That is sad to hear! Surely there is a need for comics in Heaven, yes?

May God comfort and bless his family...

18 posted on 04/08/2007 10:34:53 AM PDT by GulfWar1Vet (Jesus is alive and forevermore! He is the Lord of Lords, King of Kings!)
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To: LibFreeOrDie
"Final math question" indeed.


19 posted on 04/08/2007 10:35:40 AM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: aft_lizard

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...


20 posted on 04/08/2007 10:36:38 AM PDT by cardinal4
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To: Billthedrill

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.


21 posted on 04/08/2007 10:36:43 AM PDT by alloysteel (For those who cannot turn back time, there is always the option of re-writing history.)
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To: cardinal4
He always had a message at Easter. Off to search

May his memory be eternal!

22 posted on 04/08/2007 10:36:59 AM PDT by don-o (Fight, fight. fight to drive the GOP to the right!!!!)
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To: RichInOC

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.


23 posted on 04/08/2007 10:37:01 AM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: Shady
To: Johnny Hart

Clams have angel's wings!

RIP


24 posted on 04/08/2007 10:37:24 AM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: Shady

Thanks for the smiles and the occasional deep thoughts, Mr. Hart. RIP.


25 posted on 04/08/2007 10:37:47 AM PDT by pogo101
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To: Shady

How sad.

BC is from whence out illustrious “ZOT” came.


26 posted on 04/08/2007 10:46:43 AM PDT by roaddog727 (BullS##t does not get bridges built)
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To: Shady; zot; Interesting Times

Thank you for the notice. I have always enjoyed his two cartoon strips.


27 posted on 04/08/2007 10:48:02 AM PDT by GreyFriar ( 3rd Armored Division - Spearhead)
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To: Shady

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!


28 posted on 04/08/2007 10:49:19 AM PDT by dandelion
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To: roaddog727
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29 posted on 04/08/2007 10:49:33 AM PDT by don-o (Fight, fight. fight to drive the GOP to the right!!!!)
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To: Shady

Two of my favorite cartoons, the others being Bloom County and Calvin & Hobbes.


30 posted on 04/08/2007 10:52:27 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity)
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To: Shady
The creator of the Zot.......

Heaven is yet a greater place today, and our world a place less light. Rest in Peace good Sir! God, bless and keep him!

31 posted on 04/08/2007 10:52:30 AM PDT by Danae (Anail nathrach, orth' bhais's bethad, do chel denmha)
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To: Shady

RIP, Johnny.


32 posted on 04/08/2007 10:54:50 AM PDT by inkling (exurbanleague.com)
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To: saveliberty

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.


33 posted on 04/08/2007 10:55:21 AM PDT by holyscroller (A wise man's heart directs him toward the right, but the foolish man's heart directs him to the left)
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To: Shady

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.


34 posted on 04/08/2007 10:56:02 AM PDT by exit82 (2008 Dem Campaign Slogan: "Vote Democrat-Hate America First!")
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To: Shady
'B.C.' creator Johnny Hart dies
35 posted on 04/08/2007 10:57:38 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity)
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To: Shady

Prayers up... RIP.


36 posted on 04/08/2007 10:57:57 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist)
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To: Shady
What a great commentator and cartoonist who wasn’t intimidated by the PTB and always spoke his mind to Glorify God.

Now FR ZOT!s will be coming from heaven!

37 posted on 04/08/2007 10:59:46 AM PDT by Syncro
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To: Shady

Rest In Peace, Johnny Hart, and thank you for making great use of your God-given talent.


38 posted on 04/08/2007 11:00:08 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Prevent Glo-Ball Warming ... turn out the sun when not in use)
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To: Shady
I did not know that the same person created both of those strips. I never made the connection.

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.

RIP!

39 posted on 04/08/2007 11:01:24 AM PDT by Radix (You might find my other Tag Lines for sale on E-Bay.)
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To: Shady

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!


40 posted on 04/08/2007 11:01:42 AM PDT by proudofthesouth (Mao said that power comes at the point of a rifle; I say FREEDOM does.)
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To: Admin Moderator

BUMP


41 posted on 04/08/2007 11:03:34 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Ben Franklin, we tried but we couldn't keep it.)
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To: holyscroller

That’s a fact, holyscroller. I could always rely on Johnny Hart to write a worthwhile cartoon.


42 posted on 04/08/2007 11:04:00 AM PDT by saveliberty (Prayer blizzard for Tony and Jill Snow and their family.)
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To: Shady

I always loved his comic strips.

R.I.P. and Godspeed Johnny Hart.

BTTT


43 posted on 04/08/2007 11:05:40 AM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: Shady
This is very sad - I grew up not far from him in Broome County and even have an autographed BC comic hanging by my desk now.

One of his best comics:


44 posted on 04/08/2007 11:06:08 AM PDT by weef
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To: Shady
CORRECTED HEADLINE:

"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!

45 posted on 04/08/2007 11:07:03 AM PDT by Jmouse007 (Convert, Slavery or Death = "Islam the Religion of Peace tm" "It's time to play Cowboys and Muslims")
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To: I see my hands

ROFL! Thank you for the clam joke. It brings back such pleasant memories.


46 posted on 04/08/2007 11:08:07 AM PDT by Ingtar (...right wing conservatives are growing tired of crawling on bloody stumps looking for scraps - JRob)
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To: Shady

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!)


47 posted on 04/08/2007 11:08:09 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: aft_lizard

OK, I must admit, I did not like that strip. But the other ones he did, I respected his beliefs.


48 posted on 04/08/2007 11:08:54 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Shady

As the characters would say when they saw something new...

“HART IS GOT WINGS!”


49 posted on 04/08/2007 11:09:16 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Shady

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.


50 posted on 04/08/2007 11:15:16 AM PDT by Movermike (I love "talking heads" like Gartman and Bernstein...)
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