*Dayton, Ohio- *Checker Book Publishing Group is excited to announce that one of our most popular books ever,^ */GrowingGold with B.C.: A 50 Year Celebration/* by Johnny Hart, has just shipped by Diamond Comic Distributors. Review copies of this great book are available from Checker!
With the passing of the great Johnny Hart, Checker publisher Mark Thompson felt this move was an “excellent tribute” to Hart. The book had been completed in its entirety, with the valuable assistance and total cooperation of the Hart Family, and Johnny Hart, himself, had personally selected the nearly 500 cartoon strips of /B.C./ that comprise the book and provided the original cover art, shortly before his untimely death over the 2007 Easter weekend.
Starting with the strip’s earliest beginning, in 1958, to the present, 2007, these strips will delight anyone who has followed the antics of Peter, Thor, Fat Broad, Wiley and all the rest of the cast in a prehistoric world populated by dinosaurs, ants and anteaters. Using a combination of bad puns and subtle humor with a simplistic drawing style, /B.C./ was one of the longest running strips still being written and drawn by its original creator.
*/GrowingGold with B.C./* will certainly bring back fond memories of the strip that is carried in over 1300 newspapers across the country and read by millions of readers each day.
According to Creators Syndicate, /B.C./ and Johnny Hart have won many awards. They include the Best Humor Strip in America, National Cartoonist Society, 1967; The Reuben, Cartoonist of the Year, National Cartoonist Society, 1968; The Yellow Kid Award, International Congress of Comics, 1970; and the Seger Award, King Features, 1981.
Though other /B.C./ paperback collections have been gathered throughout the years, */GrowingGold with B.C./* is sofcover, with each strip produced in its original size. Johnny Hart also contributes artwork that has rarely been seen and never before published and shares his recollections about his career and show readers the inspiration for the strip’s characters.
*/Growingold with BC A 50 Year Celebration /*Johnny Hart.
$19.95, ISBN-13: 978-1-933160-68-9 ISBN-10: 1-933160-68-3, 200 pages,
black and white
Checker Book Publishing Group was established in 2000 to bring the absolute best of dormant, unpublished, and under-published serial comics and cartooning back to print. A private concern, Checker compiles complete, durable and affordable cartoon trade books for sale to such comic shops, bookstores and libraries as may require them for resale or public archiving. Checker Book Publishing Group is located in Dayton, Ohio.
For more information concerning this and other Checker titles, feel free to drop by our website at: */www.checkerbpg.com/*.
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