Fill the glass and raise it in memory of a good man and a fine wit.
One of my favorite artists of cartoon strips has passed away over the Easter weekend. Johnny Hart, creator of B.C. and co-creator of The Wizard of Id, suffered a stroke while sitting at his drawing table.
He was uncompromising in his beliefs, and brilliant in his work. I've been a big fan of his for as long as I can remember (hence the sets of glasses and the frosted pitcher in my china cabinet).
Michelle Malkin and Ed Morrissey have the news, and some wonderful remarks on the artist and his life. Be sure to read them.