RIP Johnny Hart(BC comic strip)

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RIP Johnny Hart(BC comic strip)

Postby SilentBobX on Sun Apr 08, 2007 10:39 pm

Sad day. His comic could be funny at times. Passed away in the middle of his storyboard.

RIP

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/04/08/obit.hart.ap/index.html

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Postby minstrel on Sun Apr 08, 2007 11:39 pm

I remember reading BC comics endlessly when I was a kid. RIP, Johnny Hart. You gave me some laughs. Thanks.
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Postby Theta on Sun Apr 08, 2007 11:51 pm

To be honest, I thought the strip became pretty preachy, but Hart himself always seemed like a really nice guy. I hope he went to the heaven he so deeply believed in.
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Postby buster00 on Mon Apr 09, 2007 12:12 am

I don't know if B.C. and it's sibling, The Wizard of Id, went downhill or if I just got older, but they were always a funny-pages mainstay and it's sad to see Hart go. Adios...and Happy Easter...
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Re: RIP Johnny Hart(BC comic strip)

Postby The Vicar on Mon Apr 09, 2007 7:07 am

SilentBobX wrote:Sad day. His comic could be funny at times. Passed away in the middle of his storyboard.
RIP


Ah - the equivilent of Steely Dan's "dying behind the wheel" lyric.
Worse ways to go, that's a fact. When you die literally doing the thing you love....fitting.
You were a good bloke, Mr. Hart.
Go in peace.
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Postby Seppuku on Mon Apr 09, 2007 7:29 am

You should post in every RIP thread with that AV, Vic.

RIP HART!
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Postby WinslowLeach on Mon Apr 09, 2007 7:40 am

RIP Johnny! Thanks for your great cartoon work!
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Postby The Vicar on Mon Apr 09, 2007 8:57 am

seppukudkurosawa wrote:You should post in every RIP thread with that AV, Vic.

RIP HART!


Does seem somehow appropriate without being blasphemous....
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Postby SilentBobX on Mon Apr 09, 2007 9:27 am

I must admit, he could be excruciatingly preachy sometimes with his religious views in his comics. I mean it's a comic with cavemen talking about Jesus, who wasn't on the scene til much later. Did Jesus have a time machine? If he did, he was holding out on us.
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Postby The Vicar on Mon Apr 09, 2007 10:45 am

SilentBobX wrote:I must admit, he could be excruciatingly preachy sometimes with his religious views in his comics. I mean it's a comic with cavemen talking about Jesus, who wasn't on the scene til much later. Did Jesus have a time machine? If he did, he was holding out on us.


Apparently, Hart's religous views started to take over the strip in his later years, leading to some unintentionally weird & unsettling panels.
Caveman talking about Jeebus?
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Postby Theta on Mon Apr 09, 2007 12:21 pm

SilentBobX wrote:excruciatingly preachy


...pun intended?
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Postby buster00 on Mon Apr 09, 2007 3:18 pm

SilentBobX wrote:I must admit, he could be excruciatingly preachy sometimes with his religious views in his comics. I mean it's a comic with cavemen talking about Jesus, who wasn't on the scene til much later. Did Jesus have a time machine? If he did, he was holding out on us.


Someone once theorized that perhaps B.C. doesn't take place in the past, but rather in some post-apocalyptic future.

How else would they know about concepts like Jesus or the United States? And how else would the animals have mutated with the ability to speak?
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Postby RaulMonkey on Mon Apr 09, 2007 3:20 pm

buster00 wrote:
SilentBobX wrote:I must admit, he could be excruciatingly preachy sometimes with his religious views in his comics. I mean it's a comic with cavemen talking about Jesus, who wasn't on the scene til much later. Did Jesus have a time machine? If he did, he was holding out on us.


Someone once theorized that perhaps B.C. doesn't take place in the past, but rather in some post-apocalyptic future.

How else would they know about concepts like Jesus or the United States? And how else would the animals have mutated with the ability to speak?


That's awesome, but then what does B.C. stand for?
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Postby The Vicar on Mon Apr 09, 2007 3:36 pm

Bush's Carnage?
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Postby buster00 on Mon Apr 09, 2007 3:43 pm

RaulMonkey wrote:That's awesome, but then what does B.C. stand for?


Well, one of the characters in the strip is named B.C.

Maybe it stands for "Brian Carl" or something.
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Postby The Vicar on Mon Apr 09, 2007 3:45 pm

Brain Cramp?
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Postby DinoDeLaurentiis on Mon Apr 09, 2007 4:12 pm

The Vicar wrote:Bush's Carnage?


I think a we have a the winner, no?
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Postby RaulMonkey on Mon Apr 09, 2007 5:09 pm

DinoDeLaurentiis wrote:
The Vicar wrote:Bush's Carnage?


I think a we have a the winner, no?


Yeah, it seemed a tad obvious at first, but then I experienced a delayed LOL.

I say the character B.C. is named Bush's Carnage too--his parent's wanted him to stand as a reminder to all the world of the origins of their current situation.
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Postby Brocktune on Tue Apr 10, 2007 4:30 pm

R.I.P. you intolerant jackass.
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Postby SilentBobX on Tue Apr 10, 2007 6:06 pm

How about Bombed Country? I never read it into thinking that it might be the future. If it was, the cavemen should've been living near the remnants of what was once civilization. As for the dinosaurs talking, well, everyone knows they talked.

As for the ants who talked about jesus and such, I haven't the foggiest. I thought ants were atheists. Ah well.

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Postby DennisMM on Mon Apr 16, 2007 3:50 pm

Every time he shoved one of his Christian "lessons" in my face, I wanted to slap him. Especially when he felt he had to insult non-Christians in the process. When he played it straight the strip wasn't bad, just very old-fashioned in its last years.

G'night, Mr. Hart, and thanks for many years of pretty decent humor.
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Postby instant_karma on Mon Apr 16, 2007 5:00 pm

I remember reading B.C. a lot as a kid and I don't remember any religious stuff. Must've come after I'd stopped reading.

I just liked the idea that clams could kick you to death to keep their secrets...
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Postby minstrel on Mon Apr 16, 2007 5:02 pm

instant_karma wrote:I remember reading B.C. a lot as a kid and I don't remember any religious stuff. Must've come after I'd stopped reading.

I just liked the idea that clams could kick you to death to keep their secrets...


I don't remember any religious stuff in the strip either. I remember Wiley's Dictionary, and that the bespectacled guy could make water balls.
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Postby instant_karma on Mon Apr 16, 2007 5:06 pm

I soooo wanted to be able to make water balls!
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Postby minstrel on Mon Apr 16, 2007 5:20 pm

instant_karma wrote:I soooo wanted to be able to make water balls!


He could not only MAKE water balls, but he could stack them up, too!

Lotsa talent!

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Postby buster00 on Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:09 pm

Now this is just bizarre.

Brant Parker, Hart's partner on The Wizard of Id, has died at age 86.
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Postby instant_karma on Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:15 pm

The really weird part is that the strips will be continued by family members.

Is this gonna be the start of some millennia spanning cartoon dynasty?
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Postby DennisMM on Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:50 pm

minstrel wrote:
instant_karma wrote:I remember reading B.C. a lot as a kid and I don't remember any religious stuff. Must've come after I'd stopped reading.

I just liked the idea that clams could kick you to death to keep their secrets...


I don't remember any religious stuff in the strip either. I remember Wiley's Dictionary, and that the bespectacled guy could make water balls.


It came into the strip in the last 10-15 years. There wasn't religious content every week, but he'd drop it in heavily when there was. Most notably, in 2001 he offended some Jews when an Easter strip portrayed a menorah burning down until it became a cross ... implying that Judaism had burnt out?
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