B.C. by Mastroianni and Hart



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  1. phelpsgates

    phelpsgates said, over 1 year ago

    Can somebody explain what “to 80 more years” is about? It’s not the 80th anniversary of the strip, and not Johnny Hart’s 80th. Off the top of my head, I’d guess that this is a birthday card for Johnny Hart’s widow, but this seems a pretty flimsy premise for a comic. And what’s with the Q. “eye” flag?

  2. Kaputnik

    Kaputnik said, over 1 year ago


    Well, as I recall, the queen’s name is Ida, so that would explain the Q eye. Since Hart was born in 1931, your guess that his wife might have been born in 1932 seems plausible.

  3. hippiejerry

    hippiejerry said, over 1 year ago

    It’s Queen Eye, duh! Anyway, Queen Ida is 80 now, but she’ll forever now say she’s only 79. That’s funny enough.

  4. cujosmom

    cujosmom GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Except for Foxtrot and Lio, all the comics today didn’t load. I hate it when I have to come on here just to read them.

  5. Cathy

    Cathy said, over 1 year ago

    I’m pretty sure the birthday refers to Johnny Hart. I enjoy reading it every year. It is also MY birthday and every year my husband forgets! At least B.C. remembers!

  6. TaxGeek

    TaxGeek said, over 1 year ago

    Hart’s b-day was 18 Feb 1931, so it must refer to his wife.

  7. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 1 year ago


    A terriible rebus. Queue Eye / Queen Ida.

  8. inshadowz

    inshadowz said, over 1 year ago

    “A gentleman always remembers a woman’s birthday, but never her age.”

  9. Christopher Shea

    Christopher Shea said, over 1 year ago

    Queen Ida is based on Hart’s wife Bobby, whose given name is Ida. She’s featured every year on her birthday, December 3. — Wikipedia

  10. Minecraft is awsome! (Joshua Bucy)

    Minecraft is awsome! (Joshua Bucy) said, over 1 year ago

    Yay B:C Is on now!!!!

  11. CAtransplant

    CAtransplant said, over 1 year ago

    Yeah, strips are for entertainment, but I still like to understand them. I’m in the “terrible rebus” clan. Still, I suppose Hart can be forgiven for targeting his long-loyal fans who clearly got the QI thing.

  12. Vegas Viper

    Vegas Viper said, over 1 year ago


  13. phelpsgates

    phelpsgates said, over 1 year ago

    @Christopher Shea

    Aha! Thanks for the wikipedia info, which explains it all. Interesting to note that Hart depicted his wife in the strip, but as “an unfeeling and abusive dictator”!

  14. brewwitch

    brewwitch said, over 1 year ago

    1932 Chateau Las Cases….

    If that number is a year, I wonder what a date of 1 signifies in a comic strip named BC

    …or maybe I’m just over-thinking this….

  15. Tacopielvr

    Tacopielvr said, over 1 year ago

    @Vegas Viper


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