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Biography #2 (for The Simpsons)Matt Groening, creator and executive producer of FOX's Emmy Award-winning series The Simpsons, made television history by bringing animation back to prime time, creating an immortal nuclear family.
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 Comics Group, whereby he serves as publisher over the following: Simpsons Comics, Itchy & Scratchy Comics, Bartman, Radioactive Man, Lisa Comics and "Krusty Comics. A successful series of trading cards also has evolved. 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.
Groening's best-selling 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, Simpsons Comics & Stories comic book, Simpsons Comics Extravaganza, Simpsons Comics Spectacular, Bartman: The Best of The Best and Simpsons Comics Simps-O-Rama.