Growing up in Portland, Oregon, Matt Groening did not take a particular interest in school, which is what originaly turned him towards drawing. In the mid-1980' s, Matt Groening moved to Los Angeles and started drawing a comic strip named "Life in Hell" which eventually became published in the newspaper where he worked. In 1988, James Brooks, looking for a filler in the television show "The Tracy Ullman show", turned towards a framed "Life in Hell" strip on his wall and contacted Groening. The animated shorts that Groening created were "The Simpsons".
Later, in 1994, Matt founded Bongo Comics. Bongo publishes comic book versions of original "Simpson" and "Futurama" stories. Matt also founded Zongo Comics which features comics for more mature readers in 1995.