Matt Groening changed television forever when he brought animation back to primetime with his immortal nuclear family, The Simpsons. 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.