Friday, April 13, 2007

A toast to Johnny Hart

Johnny Hart, the cartoonist who created B.C., passed away on April 7th. B.C. was a comic strip I enjoyed a great deal as a kid, and some of the paperback collections of B.C. were prized items in my literary collection for a long time. Johnny Hart caught a lot of flak in the last few years over incorporating some of his religious beliefs into his comic creation. I was not offended -- or particularly amused -- by these strips, but being logical, I couldn't figure out why these cavemen were talking about Jesus. I mean the name of the strip was "Before Christ."
Still, I appreciate anybody who makes me laugh. So tonight I raise my glass to Johnny Hart.

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