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Spring 'B.C.' Strips to Include Hart Family's Past Favorites

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Spring 'B.C.' Strips to Include Hart Family's Past Favorites

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Creators Syndicate has announced the "B.C." schedule for the next couple of months following the April 7 death of the comic's creator, Johnny Hart.

Daily strips already done by Hart will run through April 28, and Sundays through May 20.

In tribute to Hart, his family will select six weeks of their favorite "B.C." strips to run daily between April 30 and June 9, and Sunday between May 27 and July 1.

After that, "B.C." will resume its regular schedule. As previously reported, Hart's children and grandchildren will continue the comic.

"The Wizard of Id," which Hart did with Brant Parker, will go on without interruption. Hart's family is also involved with that comic, which began in 1964. "B.C." was launched in 1958.

Hart, who died of a stroke at the age of 76, was one of the few cartoonists in syndication history to have two comics with more than 1,000 newspapers apiece. Others who accomplished that include Jerry Scott ("Zits" and "Baby Blues"), Mort Walker ("Beetle Bailey" and "Hi and Lois"), and the late Dik Browne ("Hi and Lois" and "Hagar the Horrible").

During his later years, Hart became a born-again Christian who occasionally put religious references in "B. …

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