B.C. – No More “Cute Chick” and “Fat Broad”


John Hart Studios Inc. announces the names Grace and Jane will replace ‘Cute Chick’ and ‘Fat Broad’ in their “B.C.” comic strip, effective immediately. “We work hard to keep the strip fresh and relevant for all fans and audiences,” says Perri Hart, the strip’s letterer and colorist. “And it just seems like the right time for ‘the girls’ to have names.”


“Since my grandfather’s death, we’ve strived to be culturally inclusive and preserve the timeless appeal of the strip by focusing on universal human themes. We’re all in this together, and we want ‘B.C’ to connect with every audience,” says Mason, “B.C.” cartoonist. “By doing nothing, we’d perpetuate pejorative descriptions of these two important lead characters, and that’s not what we’re about.”

“Our family has always had a deep desire to give these two women names,” adds Patti Hart. “It’s not about political correctness or to placate any social pressure, it’s simply something we’ve always wanted to do. Here’s to Grace and Jane!”

“It’s about time!” exclaims Grace.
“I can’t wait to officially introduce myself to the snake.” says Jane.

Read the John Hart Studios press release.

5 thoughts on “B.C. – No More “Cute Chick” and “Fat Broad”

  1. I bet next the King in the Wizard of ID will get a name, but do all the dogs of DOGS OF C KENNEL have names?

  2. Should have said “we strive to be culturally inclusive to all our really really white characters.”

  3. I’d have switched the names around. There would have been a touch of irony in naming the former Fat Broad “Grace” and the former Cute Chick (plain) “Jane”.

  4. Well yay! Welcome to 1975, B.C.!

    I’ve heard it posited that B.C. doesn’t occur in the past at all, but in a dystopian future following a global war precipitated by religious intolerance. Which would explain not just the various coexistent species and the evangelical caveman, but also the disposition to treat women as nameless objects referred to solely in terms of their appearance.

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