[55], The Simpsons shorts first appeared in The Tracey Ullman Show on April 19, 1987. [80], Groening described the fantasy-oriented series as originating in a sketchbook full of "fantastic creatures we couldn't do on The Simpsons. [89] In May 2010, he curated another edition of All Tomorrow's Parties in Minehead, England. [65] Despite common fan belief that Sideshow Bob Terwilliger was named after SW Terwilliger Boulevard in Portland, he was actually named after the character Dr. Terwilliker from the film The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.[66], Although Groening has pitched a number of spin-offs from The Simpsons, those attempts have been unsuccessful. [64] The names of a few other characters were taken from major street names in Groening's hometown of Portland, Oregon, including Flanders, Lovejoy, Powell, Quimby and Kearney. [95], Matt is the brother-in-law of Hey Arnold!, Dinosaur Train and Ready Jet Go! "[41] Simon eventually left the show in 1993 over creative differences. [25][30], Groening had gained employment at the Los Angeles Reader, a newly formed alternative newspaper, delivering papers,[15] typesetting, editing and answering phones. When Comedy Central committed to sixteen new episodes, it was decided that four straight-to-DVD films – Bender's Big Score (2007), The Beast with a Billion Backs (2008), Bender's Game (2008) and Into the Wild Green Yonder (2009) – would be produced. [34] In November 1984, Deborah Caplan, Groening's then-girlfriend and co-worker at the Reader, offered to publish "Love is Hell", a series of relationship-themed Life in Hell strips, in book form. Ya tienen un varón y dos pares de mellizos. [37] After Groening ended the strip, the Center for Cartoon Studies commissioned a poster that was presented to Groening in honor of his work. It sneaked up on everybody. Matt Groening (63) is the creator of The Simpsons . The final episode aired on September 4, 2013. Abe Groening, Nathaniel Philip Picasso Groening, India Mia Groening, Venus Ruth Groening, Luna Margaret Groening, Homer Groening, Sol Matthew Groening Dating/Girlfriend (Name): [40] Groening conceived of the idea for the Simpsons in the lobby of James L. Brooks's office and hurriedly sketched out his version of a dysfunctional family: Homer, the overweight father; Marge, the slim mother; Bart, the bratty oldest child; Lisa, the intelligent middle child; and Maggie, the baby. En la casa de Matt Groening y Agustina Picasso hay doble felicidad, otra vez, ya que es la segunda vez que tienen mellizos. Netflix has renewed the series for twenty additional episodes, which are expected to debut in ten-episode batches in 2020 and 2021. The boys are called Venus Ruth and Sol Matthew. [53] When designing Lisa and Maggie, he "just gave them this kind of spiky starfish hair style, not thinking that they would eventually be drawn in color". [47] When Groening originally designed Homer, he put his own initials into the character's hairline and ear: the hairline resembled an 'M', and the right ear resembled a 'G'. [93] In 2015, Groening's daughters Luna Margaret and India Mia were born. A love story: Matt Groening and Agustina Picbado. Groening decided that this would be too distracting though, and redesigned the ear to look normal. Groening feared that he would have to give up his ownership rights, and that the show would fail and would take down his comic strip with it. Agustina Picasso is a 43 year old Argentinean Artist born on 5th May, 1977 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. "[19] He first became interested in cartoons after watching the Disney animated film One Hundred and One Dalmatians,[20] and he has also cited Robert Crumb, Ernie Bushmiller, Ronald Searle,[21] Monty Python,[22] and Charles M. Schulz as inspirations. Groening and Deborah Caplan married in 1986[26] and had two sons together, Homer (who goes by Will) and Abe,[43] both of whom Groening occasionally portrays as rabbits in Life in Hell. [97][98], Groening has made a number of campaign contributions, all towards Democratic Party candidates and organizations. That's how we met with Matt … We started being friends. [90] In July 2013, Groening co-authored Hard Listening (2013) with the rest of the Rock Bottom Remainders (published by Coliloquy, LLC).[91]. ", Who is Agustina Picasso, the Argentine woman from the creator of The Simpsons? On Ice! Ayer nacieron Venus Ruth y Sol Matthew, la segunda pareja de mellizos para el creador de Los Simpson y … He has donated money to the unsuccessful presidential campaigns of Democratic candidates Al Gore in 2000 and John Kerry in 2004, as well as previously donating to Kerry's Massachusetts senator campaign. "[17] He served as the editor of the campus newspaper, The Cooper Point Journal, for which he also wrote articles and drew cartoons. (Foto: Instagram) (Foto: Instagram) Matt Groening festejó el Día del Padre de la mejor manera: celebrando la llegada de sus mellizos Venus Ruth … When Comedy Central began negotiating for the rights to air Futurama reruns, Fox suggested that there was a possibility of also creating new episodes. [52] While designing Lisa, Groening "couldn't be bothered to even think about girls' hair styles". Groening also collectively donated to the Democratic senatorial campaign committee and to the Senate campaigns of Barbara Boxer (California), Dianne Feinstein (California), Paul Simon (Illinois), Ted Kennedy (Massachusetts), Carl Levin (Missouri), Hilary Clinton (New York), Harvey Gantt (North Carolina), Horward Metzenbaum (Ohio), and Tom Bruggere (Oregon). Both Agustina and Bart's father prefer the low profile. Matthew Abraham Matt Groening is an American cartoonist, writer, producer, animator and voice actor known primarily for creating The Simpsons and Futurama. Matt Groening y Agustina Picasso (Instagram) Agustina Picasso (41), la esposa de Matt Groening (64), dio a luz a Venus Ruth y Sol Matthew el domingo … [85], Groening is known for his eclectic taste in music. [56] Another family member, Grampa Simpson, was introduced in the later shorts. Groening e Picasso hanno cinque figli: Nathaniel Philip Picasso Groening (maggio 2013), le gemelle Luna Margaret Groening ed India Mia Groening (2015) ed i gemelli Venus Ruth Groening e Sol Matthew Groening (giugno 2018). [23], In 1977, at the age of 23, Groening moved to Los Angeles to become a writer. The team included what is now the Klasky Csupo animation house. Groening is a self-identified agnostic. He made his first professional cartoon sale to the avant-garde Wet magazine in 1978. Matt Groening nació el 15 de febrero de 1954 en Portland, Oregón (Estados Unidos). Ella además se convirtió en abuela el año pasado. [50] At the time Groening was primarily drawing in black and "not thinking that [Bart] would eventually be drawn in color" gave him spikes that appear to be an extension of his head. With Matt we came a thousand times to Buenos Aires. [25][31] Vowell also gave Groening his own weekly music column, "Sound Mix," in 1982. Life in Hell caught the attention of James L. Brooks. Lo que vino luego fue asombroso: en diciembre de 2015 tuvieron un primer par de mellizas, Luna Margaret e India Mia ; y en junio de 2018, llegó el segundo par, Venus Ruth y Sol Matthew. [99] He has also donated to the Hollywood Women's Political Committee, which supports and campaigns for the Democratic Party. [25] Groening also started Acme Features Syndicate, which initially syndicated Life in Hell as well as work by Lynda Barry and John Callahan, but would eventually only syndicate Life in Hell. He is series creator Craig Bartlett's brother-in-law (Bartlett Years later, during the early seasons of The Simpsons, when it came time to give Grampa a first name, Groening says he refused to name him after his own grandfather, Abraham Groening, leaving it to other writers to choose a name. The couple divorced in 1999. [27] In 2011, Groening married Argentine artist Agustina Picasso after a four-year relationship, and became stepfather to her daughter Camila Costantini. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 14, 2012. Originally, Brooks wanted Groening to adapt his Life in Hell characters for the show. [94] On June 16, 2018, he became the father of twins for a second time when his wife gave birth to Sol Matthew and Venus Ruth, announced via Instagram. In 2011, Groening married Argentine artist Agustina Picasso after a four-year relationship, and became stepfather to her daughter Camila Costantini. [48] Marge's distinct beehive hairstyle was inspired by Bride of Frankenstein and the style that Margaret Groening wore during the 1960s, although her hair was never blue. [18] Groening has credited Barry with being "probably [his] biggest inspiration. [77], On January 15, 2016, it was announced that Groening was in talks with Netflix to develop a new animated series. [40][43] However, he stresses that aside from some of the sibling rivalry, his family is nothing like the Simpsons. He is the creator of the comic strip Life in Hell (1977–2012) and the television series The Simpsons (1989–present), Futurama (1999–2003, 2008–2013), and Disenchantment (2018–present). Bartlett used to appear in Simpsons Illustrated. [51] Lisa's physical features are generally not used in other characters; for example, in the later seasons, no character other than Maggie shares her hairline. [8][49] Bart's original design, which appeared in the first shorts, had spikier hair, and the spikes were of different lengths. Picasso, de nacionalidad argentina, es quién anunció la buena noticia de la llegada de nuevos integrantes a la familia. Groening claimed that he feared viewers would "see it as nothing but a pathetic attempt to advertise The Critic at the expense of The Simpsons," and was concerned about the possible implication that he had created or produced The Critic. Matt Groening junto a sus mellizos Venus Ruth y Sol Matthew. In 1994, Groening and other Simpsons producers pitched a live-action spin-off about Krusty the Clown (with Dan Castellaneta playing the lead role), but were unsuccessful in getting it off the ground. Matt Groening espera su sexto hijo junto a su mujer argentina Agustina Picasso está embarazada de tres meses. Groening's writing credits for the show are for the premiere episode, "Space Pilot 3000" (co-written with Cohen), "Rebirth" (story) and "In-A-Gadda-Da-Leela" (story). In 2002, he won the National Cartoonist Society Reuben Award for his work on Life in Hell. At its peak, the cartoon was carried in 250 weekly newspapers. [15] He befriended fellow cartoonist Lynda Barry after discovering that she had written a fan letter to Joseph Heller, one of Groening's favorite authors, and had received a reply. [15] Soon afterward, Caplan and Groening left and put together the Life in Hell Co., which handled merchandising for Life in Hell. The cartoon is still carried in 250 weekly newspapers. Her zodiac sign is Taurus. He married Agustina Picasso 2011 . [82], In 1994, Groening formed Bongo Comics (named after the character Bongo from Life in Hell[83]) with Steve Vance, Cindy Vance and Bill Morrison, which publishes comic books based on The Simpsons and Futurama (including Futurama Simpsons Infinitely Secret Crossover Crisis, a crossover between the two), as well as a few original titles. Groening has won thirteen Primetime Emmy Awards, eleven for The Simpsons and two for Futurama as well as a British Comedy Award for "outstanding contribution to comedy" in 2004. Eventually, he was finally asked to give up the "music" column. [11], Groening grew up in Portland,[12] and attended Ainsworth Elementary School[13] and Lincoln High School. [54] Groening storyboarded and scripted every short (now known as The Simpsons shorts), which were then animated by a team including David Silverman and Wes Archer, both of whom would later become directors on the series. However, the column would rarely actually be about music, as he would often write about his "various enthusiasms, obsessions, pet peeves and problems" instead. [8][9] Homer, born in Main Centre, Saskatchewan, Canada, grew up in a Mennonite, Plautdietsch (German)-speaking family. After spending a few years researching science fiction, Groening got together with Simpsons writer/producer David X. Cohen (known as David S. Cohen at the time) in 1997 and developed Futurama, an animated series about life in the year 3000. [28][67] Groening has also pitched "Young Homer" and a spin-off about the non-Simpsons citizens of Springfield. [103] In 2007, he was ranked fourth (and highest American by birth) in a list of the "top 100 living geniuses", published by British newspaper The Daily Telegraph. (2006). Se agranda la familia de Matt Groening y su mujer argentina, Agustina Picasso. Going to museums and seeing what's new has opened my eyes. [61] "Some Enchanted Evening" was the first full-length episode produced, but it did not broadcast until May 1990, as the last episode of the first season, because of animation problems. [15] Life in Hell made its official debut as a comic strip in the Reader on April 25, 1980. [ 61 ] [ 62 ] [ 63 ] Groening se identifica a sí mismo como agnóstico [ 64 ] y liberal [ 65 ] y ha hecho contribuciones a las campañas de los candidatos del Partido Demócrata de Estados Unidos . [100], Groening has been nominated for 41 Emmy Awards and has won thirteen, eleven for The Simpsons and two for Futurama in the "Outstanding Animated Program (for programming one hour or less)" category. Groening was born on February 15, 1954[3][4] in Portland, Oregon,[5] the middle of five children (older brother Mark and sister Patty were born in 1950 and 1952, while the younger sisters Lisa and Maggie in 1956 and 1958, respectively). 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