Yesterday’s B.C. comic has upset some dog lovers and has been replaced with a substitution strip on GoComics.com. The offending cartoon is a parody of the Dick and Jane (and Spot) books that ends with the dog being doused with kerosene. Animal care organizers felt that the joke promotes animal abuse.
The response was overwhelming enough to require an apology from John Hart Studios.
We have decided that today’s original strip was in poor taste. The mail we have been receiving from our readers unanimously agrees that it was simply NOT FUNNY! We agree, it was offensive. Therefore, at the very least, we have posted a previously unpublished Wiley’s dictionary, here on our web site, in it’s place. Thank you to everyone who wrote pointing this out to us. We agree. We apologize.
The strip is now written and drawn by Johnny Hart’s grandson Mason Mastroianni.