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Matt Groening, 1954 - Matt Groening was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. He moved to Los Angeles in 1980 to start writing the comic strip "Life in Hell" for the newspaper he worked for. The strip had premiered in 1977 and appears in over 250 newspapers worldwide. Groening got his big break when the Fox television network was looking for a filler for "The Tracy Ullman Show." James L. Brooks had seen some of the "Life in Hell" strips and offered Groening a chance to create 30 second skits for the show. The skits were so well received that the newly titled "The Simpsons" for which Groening was now creator and executive producer of, debuted on Fox as a half hour Christmas special on December 17, 1989 and as a regular series on January 14, 1990. In 1993, Groening formed "Bongo Comics Group" which publishes "Simpsons Comics," "Itchy and Scratchy Comics," "Bartman," "Radioactive Man," "Lisa Comics" and "Krusty Comics." In 1995, he founded and published "Zongo Comics," which included "Jimbo" and "Fleener" Groening oversees all of the licensing and merchandising of the "The Simpsons." He is also a best selling author, publishing books such as "Life in Hell," "Work is Hell" and "School is Hell," based on his "Life in Hell" comic strip, and "Bart Simpson's Guide to Life" based on "The Simpsons" animation. Groening is also creator and Executive Producer of "Futurama," another animated prime time television show. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family… (more)
The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family (Introduction) 1,174 copies, 7 reviews
Love Is Hell 733 copies, 8 reviews
The Big Book of Hell 731 copies, 1 review
School Is Hell 651 copies, 2 reviews
Work Is Hell 549 copies, 1 review
Childhood Is Hell 457 copies, 2 reviews
The Simpsons Movie [2007 film] 394 copies, 1 review
Akbar and Jeff's Guide to Life 345 copies, 3 reviews
The Simpsons: Season 1 198 copies, 3 reviews
The Huge Book of Hell 180 copies, 1 review
The Simpsons: Season 2 164 copies, 2 reviews
The Simpsons: Season 3 143 copies, 2 reviews
The Simpsons Xmas Book 129 copies, 1 review
Futurama: Volume 1 [2002] 129 copies, 2 reviews
Simpsons Comics Royale 111 copies, 3 reviews
Futurama: Volume 2 [2002] 107 copies, 2 reviews
Futurama: Volume 3 [2003] 100 copies, 1 review
The Simpsons: Season 9 88 copies, 1 review
Big Book of Bart Simpson 81 copies, 4 reviews
Simpsons Comics Barn Burner 78 copies, 1 review
The Simpsons: Season 10 74 copies, 1 review
The Simpsons: Gone Wild (Creator) 19 copies
Super Simpson 3 copies
Disenchantment (Season 1) 2 copies, 1 review
Futurama 2 copies
The Simpsons: Season 30 (Creator) 2 copies
Bart Simpsons #38 1 copy, 1 review
Go Naked 1 1 copy
Poochie 1 copy
De pestkop 1 copy
Guys Write for Guys Read (Illustrator) 752 copies, 13 reviews
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2006 (Introduction) 750 copies, 10 reviews
The Complete Peanuts: 1955-1956 Dailies & Sundays (Introduction) 701 copies, 5 reviews
Chuck Amuck: The Life and Times of an Animated Cartoonist (Preface, some editions) 367 copies, 5 reviews
The Best American Comics 2008 (Contributor) 288 copies, 15 reviews
Bizarro Comics! (Cover artist, some editions) 212 copies, 1 review
The New Comics Anthology (Contributor) 65 copies, 1 review
Food for Thought: Thought for Food (Cover artist) 54 copies
Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz (Contributor) 44 copies, 4 reviews
Hellboy: Free Comic Book Day 2008 (Illustrator) 11 copies
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