Wow. We’ve lost two comics greats so close. First B.C.’s Johnny Hart and now Hart’s co-creator of The Wizard of ID, Brant Parker. In remembrance I thought I’d share a couple of photos of Johnny and Brant together from the Arf-chives and the first strips by the team. The first photo is the duo working on The Wizard. The second is a publicity shot where they “seek inspiration for their medieval mirth beneath a thirteenth century fountain at the Cloisters in New York’s Fort Tyron Park.”
(Brant Parker and Johnny Hart)
(Johnny and Brant)
Below are the first six The Wizard of ID strips.
— C. Yoe (in the funny papers)