Most of you know Matt as the man who created the longest running sit-com EVER...The Simpsons:
...And the cult animated classic Futurama:
But fewer still are aware, that Matt began his career with the incredibly funny underground comic strip "Life in Hell"!
First published in the avante garde "Wet Magazine" in 1978, Matt accually self published/printed/distributed a "Life in Hell" comic book a little before that. He "distributed" it from his cash register while working at a Licorice Pizza (a record store) in L.A..
It then became featured as a regular strip in the "L.A. Reader", an alternative paper in L.A. in 1980. The strip has since been syndicated to papers all across the country.
Like I said, not as many people know this strip, but they should. Matt has vowed never to stop doing it. It's his foundation. Here's a few samples of the great "Life in Hell".
Bongo the one-eared adolescent bunny rabbit and one of the focal characters of the strip:
Life in school...or School is Hell!
The deep questions are answered...
Akbar and Jeff...the gay twins? Funny shit!
You'll note that in addition to their fez's (comedy's FUNNIEST hat), they both wear Charlie Brown shirts!