I received an email from Greg Hatfield of Checker Book Publishing who is announcing that they will be releasing a book collection of B.C. strips (500 total) this August entitled, GrowinGold with B.C.: A 50 Year Celebration by Johnny Hart. The cover art is an original Johnny Hart drawing that he did for the book before he passed away.
With the recent passing of the great cartoonist, Johnny Hart’s GrowinGold with B.C. is a lasting tribute to a body of work that encompassed over five decades and garnered many awards over the years. Hart, himself, had worked on the book, up until his untimely passing over the 2007 Easter weekend. He had personally selected the nearly 500 cartoon strips of B.C. that comprise the book and provided the original cover art. Hart also provided never-before-seen concept art from the strip’s beginnings in the 1950’s and gave insight as to how the characters were named (usually after family friends).