Monday, April 09, 2007

Johnny Hart

Okay, you know by now that Jeff and I are big comic strip fans. I grew up reading Calvin and Hobbes, The Far Side, and especially B.C. at the breakfast table. My dad collected comic books and he had B.C. books that were copyrighted in the late fifties on through the sixties and seventies. In the later years of B.C., (after Dad died) its creator Johnny Hart rededicated his life to Jesus Christ and the tone of the strip changed. We really looked forward to seeing the Christmas and Easter strips especially because we knew they would contain the wonderful message of Jesus' birth or resurrection. Johnny Hart passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2007 -- and spent his very first day in heaven celebrating Easter with his Creator!

For an interesting look at the life of Johnny Hart, click on this link.

Here's an example of one of Johnny Hart's Christmas strips.

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