Cartoonist Johnny Hart died yesterday, the AP reports:
ALBANY, N.Y. – Cartoonist Johnny Hart, whose award-winning “B.C.” comic strip appeared in more than 1,300 newspapers worldwide, died at his home on Saturday. He was 76.
“He had a stroke,” Hart’s wife, Bobby, said on Sunday. “He died at his storyboard.”
I have many fond memories of looking at the funny pages of the newspaper on Easter Sunday to see how Hart would pay tribute to the resurrection of Christ. Each year, in his “B.C.” comic strip, Hart confounded the politically correct and in newspapers around the world acknowledged the risen Christ. The comic that ran this Easter, the day after his death, was no exception.
He will be missed.