B.C. Easter Cartoons – Part 1

If you enjoy the B.C. comic strip, and you have an interest in the Christian faith, I would highly recommend this book: I Did It His Way: A Collection of Classic B.C. Religious Comic Strips. I love these cartoons because they make you laugh, but they also make you think. I will be sharing some of my favorites this week for Easter. Here is one where a man and a woman wash their clothes in the blood-stained river.

B.C. Johnny Hart Washing Clothes Stains in the River

Notice the allusions to Adam and Eve, the tree in the garden, original sin, nakedness and hiding, the Ten Commandments (as symbolized in the rock), and then of course the washing away of sins by the blood of Christ. Absolutely brilliant. “Come now, let us reason together,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.” (Isaiah 1:18)

(Click here for more B.C. Easter cartoons: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

Legendary cartoonist, Johnny Hart, created two of the most popular comic strips in history: B.C. and Wizard of Id. When he became a Christian in 1984, Johnny turned his trademark wit and humor to matters of faith. Johnny passed away the day before Easter 2007 while at his drawing board. “This book is a dream that Johnny and I shared,” says his wife, Bobby. “I knew I had to finish our dream.”

Related post: A Final Easter Cartoon from B.C. and Johnny Hart

1 Comment

  1. Susan G says:

    I love BC look at Easter. There was one many years ago that I would like to find but can’t. Maybe you can. Wiley is sitting under a tree writing.
    First panel – Now who can call “Good Friday” good?
    Second panel – ——a term too oft misunderstood——-
    3rd panel – You, who were bought by the blood of HIS cross,
    Last panel – you can call Good Friday good.

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