There is not much information about Mark. In May 2013, Picasso gave birth to Nathaniel Philip Picasso Groening who was named after American writer Nathanael West. [40][43] However, he stresses that aside from some of the sibling rivalry, his family is nothing like the Simpsons. February 15, 1954. Matt later married his Argentinian girlfriend Agustina Picasso in 2011, and the couple got blessed with a child by the name Nathaniel Phillip Picasso. [101] Groening received the 2002 National Cartoonist Society Reuben Award, and had been nominated for the same award in 2000. [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. He also plays the drums in the all-author rock and roll band The Rock Bottom Remainders (although he is listed as the cowbell player), whose other members include Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson, Scott Turow, Amy Tan, James McBride, Mitch Albom, Roy Blount Jr., Stephen King, Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Sam Barry and Greg Iles. Agustina Picasso is a 43 year old Argentinean Artist born on 5th May, 1977 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. On 15-2-1954 Matt Groening (nickname: Matthew Abram Groening, Bat Groening, Mad Groening) was born in Portland, Oregon, United States. [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. [85], Groening is known for his eclectic taste in music. 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). 81 Nameberry 2020. 123 US 2019. [19][71] By the time they pitched the series to Fox in April 1998, Groening and Cohen had composed many characters and storylines; Groening claimed they had gone "overboard" in their discussions. His favorite band is Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention and his favorite album is Trout Mask Replica by Captain Beefheart (which was produced by Zappa). It sneaked up on everybody. [8][49] Bart's original design, which appeared in the first shorts, had spikier hair, and the spikes were of different lengths. Matt is stepfather to Agustina’s daughter, Camille. About. "[81] The show's cast includes Abbi Jacobson, Eric Andre, and Nat Faxon. The final episode aired on September 4, 2013. [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. [60] The half-hour series premiered on December 17, 1989 with "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire", a Christmas special. 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. [106], Groening, Matt; Reiss, Mike; Kirkland, Mark. [32] Among the fans of the column was Harry Shearer, who would later become a voice on The Simpsons. [73] In an interview with CNN, Groening said that "we have a great relationship with Comedy Central and we would love to do more episodes for them, but I don't know... We're having discussions and there is some enthusiasm but I can't tell if it's just me". In 2011, Groening married Argentine artist Agustina Picasso after a four-year relationship, and became stepfather to her daughter Camila Costantini. Later, he got employed at an alternative newspaper Los Angeles Reader, and here with the support of his supervisor, Matt Groening was able to officially publish ‘Life in Hell’ as his first comic strip, in 1980. [15] At the end of its run, Life in Hell was carried in 250 weekly newspapers and has been anthologized in a series of books, including School is Hell, Childhood is Hell, The Big Book of Hell, and The Huge Book of Hell. [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. In 1973, he moved to LA and sold his comic strip “Life in Hell” to the LA weekly. [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'. He has a net worth of $500 Million. He is the creator of the comic strip Life in Hell, as well as two successful television series, The Simpsons and Futurama Tag Archives: Nathaniel Philip Picasso Groening. Developing up in Portland, Oregon, Matt Groening didn’t particularly like classes, which is exactly what originally flipped him towards sketching. This couple divorced in 1999 after thirteen years of marriage. Her zodiac sign is Taurus Matt is stepfather to Agustina’s daughter, Camille. [89] In May 2010, he curated another edition of All Tomorrow's Parties in Minehead, England. Let us look in detail into Groening’s family tree. He co-developed The Simpsons with James L. Brooks and Sam Simon. She was Groening’s long-time girlfriend before she married him in 2011. [96], Groening is a self-identified agnostic. [40][41][42] Groening famously named the main Simpson characters after members of his own family: his parents, Homer and Marge (Margaret or Marjorie in full), and his younger sisters, Lisa and Margaret (Maggie). On Ice! Immediate Family: Son of Homer Philip Groening and Margaret Ruth Groening. Matthew Abraham Groening was born 15 February 1954 in Portland, Oregon, United States to Homer Philip Groening (1919-1996) and Margaret Ruth Wiggum (1919-2013) . [93] In 2015, Groening's daughters Luna Margaret and India Mia were born. Commentary for ", Silverman, David; Reardon, Jim; Groening, Matt. El a colaborat la realizarea producțiilor animate precum The Simpsons în perioada 1987 -1992, Futurama din 2003 până în 2009. In May 2013, Picasso gave birth to Nathaniel Philip Picasso Groening, named after writer Nathanael West. Lisa is a producer and is famous for her work on Christmas at Pee Wee’s Playhouse (1988), Arnold Escapes from Church (1988), and The Arnold Waltz (1990). [46], The family was crudely drawn, because Groening had submitted basic sketches to the animators, assuming they would clean them up; instead, they just traced over his drawings. They were dating for 4 years after getting together in 2007 and were married in 2011. Chester Bennington – American Singer-Songwriter. Matt Groening, pe numele complet Matthew Abram Groening, este scenarist, producător, animator, creator de voci, care s-a născut la data de 15.02.1954, în Portland, Oregon. "[45], Maggie Groening has co-written a few Simpsons books featuring her cartoon namesake. He made his first professional cartoon sale to the avant-garde Wet magazine in 1978. According to Groening, the goal with Bongo is to "[try] to bring humor into the fairly grim comic book market. [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. Matt Groening married Deborah Caplan in 1986. [55], The Simpsons shorts first appeared in The Tracey Ullman Show on April 19, 1987. His first cousin, Laurie Monnes Anderson, is a member of the Oregon State Senate, representing eastern Multnomah County. [45] He requested his name be taken off the episode.[69]. (2002). Fearing the loss of ownership rights, Groening decided to create something new and came up with a cartoon family, the Simpson family, and named the members after his own parents and sisters—while Bart was an anagram of the word brat. [62], The series quickly became a worldwide phenomenon, to the surprise of many. (2006). Life in Hell caught the attention of James L. Brooks. Born – 1991. [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. [15] Soon afterward, Caplan and Groening left and put together the Life in Hell Co., which handled merchandising for Life in Hell. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 14, 2012. 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. He invested $11.9 million in next door purchasing the property in May 2019. [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. Agustina married Matt Groening in 2011, at age 31. The noted American animator and the creator of the hit animated series, The Simpsons, Matt Groening has an estimated net worth of $500 million as of 2013. [52] While designing Lisa, Groening "couldn't be bothered to even think about girls' hair styles". A team of production companies adapted The Simpsons into a half-hour series for the Fox Broadcasting Company. [35] Released a month later, the book was an underground success, selling 22,000 copies in its first two printings. [25][30], Groening had gained employment at the Los Angeles Reader, a newly formed alternative newspaper, delivering papers,[15] typesetting, editing and answering phones. Couple split up in 1999. [27] In 2011, Groening married Argentine artist Agustina Picasso after a four-year relationship, and became stepfather to her daughter Camila Costantini. Groening married Deborah Caplan in 1986, and the couple had two sons together, Homer and Abe. The couple is the parents of Abe and Homer. Matthew Abram Groening (/ ˈ ɡ r eɪ n ɪ ŋ / GRAY-ning; born February 15, 1954) is an American cartoonist, writer, producer, and animator.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). Brother of Patricia Ann Groening; Elisabeth Groening… Since his childhood, Matt Groening has always inspired to become a writer. [11], Groening grew up in Portland,[12] and attended Ainsworth Elementary School[13] and Lincoln High School. [97][98], Groening has made a number of campaign contributions, all towards Democratic Party candidates and organizations. Patricia was an art dealer. "[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. Agustina is an Argentinian artist. The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special – In 3-D! [28][67] Groening has also pitched "Young Homer" and a spin-off about the non-Simpsons citizens of Springfield. The couple divorced in 1999. In 2011, Groening married Argentinian artist Agustina Picasso and became stepfather to her daughter Camille. Groening identifies himself as agnostic and a liberal. 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In May 2013, Picasso gave birth to Nathaniel Philip Picasso Groening who was named after American writer Nathanael West. Before marrying Agustina, he was spouse of Deborah Caplan. He studied at Evergreen State College and edited the campus newspaper. Matthew Abraham Matt Groening is an American cartoonist, writer, producer, animator and voice actor known primarily for creating The Simpsons and Futurama. [10], Matt's grandfather, Abraham Groening, was a professor at Tabor College, a Mennonite Brethren liberal arts college in Hillsboro, Kansas before moving to Albany College (now known as Lewis and Clark College) in Oregon in 1930. [80], Groening described the fantasy-oriented series as originating in a sketchbook full of "fantastic creatures we couldn't do on The Simpsons. [90] In July 2013, Groening co-authored Hard Listening (2013) with the rest of the Rock Bottom Remainders (published by Coliloquy, LLC).[91]. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Matt_Groening&oldid=998134150, Lincoln High School (Portland, Oregon) alumni, Wikipedia temporarily semi-protected biographies of living people, Wikipedia articles with BIBSYS identifiers, Wikipedia articles with CANTIC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz identifiers, Wikipedia articles with PLWABN identifiers, Wikipedia articles with RKDartists identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SNAC-ID identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with Trove identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 4 January 2021, at 00:07. [23], In 1977, at the age of 23, Groening moved to Los Angeles to become a writer. 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