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RIP Brant Parker ("The Wizard of Id")

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Double J, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    He died on Sunday, eight days after Johnny Hart, with whom he had co-created "Wizard" in 1964. The cause is said to be "complications related to Alzheimer's disease and a stroke suffered last year."


    "It's two different kinds of thinking, always," Parker told The Times in 1986. "The trick is to find two people who are basically alike…. We both enjoy the same kind of humor so it's been a great relationship."

    It endured until 1997, when Parker turned the "Wizard" drawing over to his son, Jeff, who had served a decade-long apprenticeship. "The Wizard of Id," which ran in The Times from 1968 to 1998, will continue as a collaboration between the Parker and Hart families, according to Creators Syndicate.
  2. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    I guess this is the definition of a "timely" death, if there is such a thing...

    LOVED the Wizard of Id; probably one of my favorite comic strips growing up and one in which I made my dad buy me a bunch of the books. Still have a couple.

    R.I.P. BP.
  3. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Same here, Bird. Loved BC and the Wizard of Id, though nothing beats Calvin and Hobbes.

  4. StormSurge

    StormSurge Active Member

    Wow, I always associated those two strips with each other. Sad.

    All the good cartoonists seem to be dying off. Jeff MacNelly (Shoe) a few years ago, but at least that's been kept alive. Any word on what BC & Id will do?

    At least there's still "Get Fuzzy".
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