On this day, February 18, 1931, writer and cartoonist Johnny (John Lewis) Hart was born in Endicott, New York. His work was first published in Stars and Stripes when he served in Korea in the Air Force. By 1953 Hart was having cartoon published in major magazines. His strip B.C. began appearing in 1958 and The Wizard of Id, drawn by Brant Parker appeared in 1963.

Johnny Hart