Wizard of Id’s Parker Dies
The Wizard of Id co-creator Brant Parker died yesterday at the age of 86. Amazingly, eight days ago his partner Johnny Hart (also of BC fame) passed away. The feature, which has been around for more than four decades, will be continued by his son Jeff, who had been assisting his father for the past ten years.
Born on August 26, 1920, Parker won no less than seven awards by the National Cartoonist Society: Humor Strip artist five times, the Reuben Award (named after classic cartoonist Rube Goldberg) in 1984 and the Elzie Segar Award (named after the creator of Popeye) in 1986.