At 19, Johnny Hart met Brant Parker, a young cartoonist who became a prime influence in his life and later became a partner in the Wizard of Id, another of Johnny's comic creations. In 1958, B.C. was born - and rejected by five syndicates before being accepted for newspaper syndication. Today, Johnny Hart's B.C. and its renowned cast of prehistoric merrymakers appear in more than 1,300 newspapers worldwide and is distributed by Creators Syndicate, Inc. Hart draws B.C. in his Endicott, N.Y., studio. He lives with his wife, Bobby, and they have two daughters, Patti and Perri.