Artist In Action – Matt Groening

Matt Groening with gloves on looking bored.
(For some reason, the gloves -coupled with his blank expression- make him look more legit as an artist)

Matt Groening (casual)

He’s best known for his work in animation -particularly The Simpsons and Futurama.  Both of which are award winning cartoon series.  The Simpsons has won several Emmys, Annies* and People’s Choice Awards.  It even has its own star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  Futurama has also been well received by fans and critics, amassing its own collection of notable awards.

Homer and Bender

Groening makes cameos in both cartoons every so often.  Sometimes the cameos are subtle.  Other times, they’re in your face.



According to, Groening is worth half a billion dollars!  $500 million is a ridiculous amount of money.  The thought of which is made even more ridiculous by the knowledge that Groening was once a struggling artist (which he relays in his comic “Life In Hell”).

But making it as an artist is crazy difficult!  Sadly, most people don’t ever even come close to becoming as successful as Groening.  But it doesn’t hurt to try!  Forbes gives an outline of 3 Keys To Making It As An Artist (Without Starving) in their website.

Happy doodling!


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