Matt Groening

Topics: Matt Groening, Bart Simpson, The Simpsons / Pages: 6 (1282 words) / Published: Jan 9th, 2006
Matt Groening
Creator and Executive Producer

Matt Groening changed television forever when he brought animation back to primetime with this immortal nuclear family. He is also creator and executive producer of the FOX animated series Futurama. Originally brought to life in 1987 for FOX's Emmy Award-winning series The Tracey Ullman Show, The Simpsons was Groening's introduction into the animation world. Previously, he was best known for his "Life in Hell" cartoon strip, an irreverent portrayal of broken life that debuted in 1977 and currently appears in more than 250 newspapers worldwide. In 1993 he formed Bongo Comic Group, whereby he serves as publisher over the following: "Simpsons Comics," Itchy & Scratchy Comics, Bartman, Radioactive Man, Lisa Comics and Krusty Comics. In 1995 he founded and published "Zongo Comics," which included Jimbo and Fleener. In addition to producing his weekly strip, keeping on top of the ongoing production demands of the weekly television series, and meeting regularly with the Bongo team, Groening oversees all aspects of the licensing and merchandising of The Simpsons. In addition to the recent best-seller The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family, Groening's books, based on "Life in Hell" and The Simpsons include Love Is Hell, Work is Hell, School is Hell, The Big Book of Hell, Akbar & Jeff's Guide to Life, Love is Hell 10th Anniversary Edition, Binky's Guide to Love, The Simpsons Xmas Book, The Simpsons Rainy Day Fun Book, Making Faces With the Simpsons, Bart Simpson's Guide To Life, The Simpsons' Uncensored Family Album, Cartooning With The Simpsons, Simpsons Illustrated magazine, Simpson Comics & Stories comic book, Simpsons Comics Extravaganza, Simpsons Comics Spectacular, Bartman: The Best of The Best, and Simpsons Comics Simps-O-Rama. Groening, a native of Portland, Oregon, resides in Los Angeles.

"Most grown-ups forget what it was like to be a kid. I vowed I would never forget," says the 40

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