Johnny Hart really caught people’s attention with this Easter cartoon from his comic strip “B.C.”.
Notice that Hart uses the character “Peter” to discover the empty tomb. In the Bible account (John 20), the apostle John had run on ahead of Peter, after hearing Mary Magdalene’s report that something strange was going on at the gravesite—but John held back when he saw the empty graveclothes, and Peter got inside first.
Notice the rooster crowing, reminding us of Peter’s denial of Jesus three times. Hart uses that event to trigger the sinking of the cartoon Peter as he walked across the water. Both events had plagued the biblical Peter, convicting him of his lack of faith—until he saw the empty tomb and the events that unfolded from there. Later on, in John 21, Jesus forgave him three times—once for each of the times Peter had denied him.
Nice piece of work.