Cartoonist Johnny Hart -- best known for creating the comic strip "B.C." and co-creating 'The Wizard of Id' -- died yesterday at his home. He was 76. According to his wife, Bobby, he died of s stroke while at his storyboard. His cartooning work began while he was in the military, making cartoons for Pacific Stars and Stripes.
After he was discharged, he sold his first freelance cartoon to the Saturday Evening Post in 1954.

Hart's most famous creation was the long-running comic strip "B.C.," which featured cavemen, small animals, dinosaurs, and a lot of philosophy. It wasn't the standard fare for a daily strip or even the Sunday funnies, but the strip was a venue that served him well.

Hart is survived by his wife and two daughters, Patti and Perri.