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MATT GROENING, Creator and Executive Producer
Matt Groening, creator and executive producer of FOX's Emmy Award-winning series "The Simpsons", changed television forever when he brought animation back to primetime with his immortal nuclear family. In its eleventh season and having passed its milestone 200th episode, "The Simpsons" is the longest-running comedy currently on television and the longest-running primetime animated series in television history.

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". 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, "Simpsons 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, OR, resides in Los Angeles.

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