Matt Groening - Author

About the Author

Matt Groening is the Oregon-born genius who dreamed up ‘The Simpsons’ in ten minutes flat. He now takes a leisurely six months over each episode.

Featured books by Matt Groening

C. Montgomery Burns' Handbook of World Domination

C. Montgomery Burns' Handbook of World Domination

Author: Matt Groening Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/11/2014

PART OF THE VAULT OF SIMPSONOLOGY SERIES - ESSENTIAL READING FOR ALL SIMPSONS FANS. Does power corrupt? Absolutely! Does the hunger and lust for absolute power course through your icy blue veins? Do you feel the need to rule the world with an iron fist? To subjugate the masses with a whimsical snap of your fingers? To rise above the insolent and unworthy with your superior intelligence and unlimited supply of cold hard cash? Have you ever wondered if there was a simple step-by-step guide for following your impulses and instincts toward world domination? You've come to the right place. Here is the opportunity of a lifetime-the chance to turn your sociopathic needs into bloodthirsty greed! Now you can learn at the feet of the Master of Megalomania ...Charles Montgomery Burns! Don't just stand there, you sniveling slugabed. Purchase this portable periodical posthaste and leave your conscience at the cash register!

Homer Simpson's Little Book of Laziness

Homer Simpson's Little Book of Laziness

Author: Matt Groening Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/11/2013

Few men have the extraordinary ability to get absolutely nothing done like Homer Simpson, the true American Idle. Now you too can develop a flair for the laissez-faire from Springfield's very own Sultan of Sloth. Get the lowdown on the slow down and discover a knack for the slack. Including: The Lazy Hall of Fame Homer's Lazy look at Fashion The Lazy Man's Tool Kit and The Adventures of Sloth Man The perfect Christmas gift for the slob in your life...

Other books by Matt Groening

Simpsons Comics - Colossal Compendium 6

Simpsons Comics - Colossal Compendium 6

Author: Matt Groening Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/08/2018

Discover the reason why Homer Simpson seems to have a new job every week. Then, power mad powerbroker Mr. Burns makes a power grab with his newest power-propelled product And Marge is back on the beat when she teams up with Chief Wiggum to find out why all the donuts in Springfield have gone missing! Throw in Lisa's bout of synthesia, a McBain matinee, a rapturous event that another comic cornucopia of colossal proportions.

Bart Simpson - Bust Up

Bart Simpson - Bust Up

Author: Matt Groening Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/04/2018

Is it possible? America's favorite pre-teen becomes the most hated boy in Springfield. But living life on the edge is nothing new to Bart Simpson. See Bart partner up with Ralph Wiggum when he joins the Kid Cops, compete in the brutal (and peanut brittle) world of school fundraising, challenge Nelson Muntz for the affections of the new girl in town, and much more!

Simpsons Comics - Game On!

Simpsons Comics - Game On!

Author: Matt Groening Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/02/2018

The Simpsons have come to play, and they are breaking all the rules! First, when Mayor Quimby rescinds the order for Daylight Saving Time in Springfield, a loophole in the city charter causes a time zone free-for-all! Then Homer recalls his Happy Days when he had to choose between his high school sweetheart and a lovely young debutante, who also happens to be Mr. Burns' niece. Get your Game On! with the Simpsons!

Simpsons Comics - Explosion 3

Simpsons Comics - Explosion 3

Author: Matt Groening Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/11/2017

The Simpsons - Annual 2018

The Simpsons - Annual 2018

Author: Matt Groening Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/09/2017

Surfing a tidal wave of hilarity straight onto the pages of this book, it's the Simpsons Annual 2018 and as usual it's packed full of brand new comic strips, adventures and fun features pages perfect for children and adults alike. The perfect gift for fans of Matt Groening's multi-award winning, dysfunctional Springfield family and the longest running, most celebrated animated show of all time, this is the best publication since The Big Book of British Smiles! In this edition Bart takes to the high-seas after a prank gone wrong; lunch from outer space threatens the good people of Springfield; Bart and Ralph hit the beat in a classic buddy cop adventure; and Professor Frink creates the perfect robot prankster, threatening Bart's status as the original Springfield joker. Plus, it's like mother like daughter, when Marge and Maggie go on a shopping spree in a Maggie's Crib short comic story.

Simpsons Comics - Colossal Compendium 5

Simpsons Comics - Colossal Compendium 5

Author: Matt Groening Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/07/2017

Bart Simpson - Suckerpunch

Bart Simpson - Suckerpunch

Author: Matt Groening Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/04/2017

Simpsons Comics Explosion

Simpsons Comics Explosion

Author: Matt Groening Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/01/2017

This oversized, 96-page comic is bursting at the reams with laughs galore! There's a new comic convention coming to Springfield, and it's Homer who's going bananas over the chance to meet his favorite, primetime, primate TV star - Christmas Ape! Then Bart pulls a prank on the entire town and discovers that the people he punked can be a lot more forgiving than he ever imagined. Plus even more explosively funny stories about our favourite fictional family!

Simpsons Comics Knockout

Simpsons Comics Knockout

Author: Matt Groening Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/01/2017

Join the Simpsons on an adventure with everybody's favorite moonraking megalomaniac, Hank Scorpio, for a globetrotting adventure around the world and into orbit around the Earth. And when the lovelorn losers of Springfield feel like throwing in the towel on romance, they pick themselves off the mat and get an adrenaline rush by living life to the extreme! These pulse-pounding Simpsons stories and more will have you rolling with the punch lines!

Simpsons Comics- Colossal Compendium

Simpsons Comics- Colossal Compendium

Author: Matt Groening Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/07/2016

Bart Simpson Master of Disaster

Bart Simpson Master of Disaster

Author: Matt Groening Format: Book Release Date: 15/04/2016

Simpsons Comics - Chaos

Simpsons Comics - Chaos

Author: Matt Groening Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/03/2016

Pandemonium breaks loose in Springfield when one cellphone call causes a commotion of cosmic proportions. Then, it's a hard knock life for Bart when a prank lands him in the Springfield Orphanage, where he is subjected to gruel and unusual punishment by Mr. Burns. Adding to the confusion, Homer decides to get a tattoo to prove his love to Marge and Krusty quits show biz to work at of all places...the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant!

Bartman: The Hero's Handbook

Bartman: The Hero's Handbook

Author: Matt Groening Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/02/2016

Simpsons Comics - Explosion

Simpsons Comics - Explosion

Author: Matt Groening Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/01/2016

The Simpsons Annual

The Simpsons Annual

Author: Matt Groening Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/09/2015

Simpsons Comics - Colossal Compendium

Simpsons Comics - Colossal Compendium

Author: Matt Groening Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/07/2015

Lisa Simpson's Guide to Geek Chic

Lisa Simpson's Guide to Geek Chic

Author: Matt Groening Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/05/2015

Bart Simpson - Blast-off

Bart Simpson - Blast-off

Author: Matt Groening Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/04/2015

Countdown to laughter...Bart Simpson will send you over the moon with high-octane hilarity as he leads the Springfield Elementary team to the state eating competition, does his best not to embarrass Marge on Mother's Day, learns a Kwik-E life lesson from Apu, gets a little bedtime assistance from Maggie, bonds with Grampa over a junky jalopy, and foils Mr. Burns' plan to sidestep Springfield's child labour laws

Simpsons - Comics Clubhouse

Simpsons - Comics Clubhouse

Author: Matt Groening Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/02/2015

C. Montgomery Burns' Handbook of World Domination

C. Montgomery Burns' Handbook of World Domination

Author: Matt Groening Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/11/2014

PART OF THE VAULT OF SIMPSONOLOGY SERIES - ESSENTIAL READING FOR ALL SIMPSONS FANS. Does power corrupt? Absolutely! Does the hunger and lust for absolute power course through your icy blue veins? Do you feel the need to rule the world with an iron fist? To subjugate the masses with a whimsical snap of your fingers? To rise above the insolent and unworthy with your superior intelligence and unlimited supply of cold hard cash? Have you ever wondered if there was a simple step-by-step guide for following your impulses and instincts toward world domination? You've come to the right place. Here is the opportunity of a lifetime-the chance to turn your sociopathic needs into bloodthirsty greed! Now you can learn at the feet of the Master of Megalomania ...Charles Montgomery Burns! Don't just stand there, you sniveling slugabed. Purchase this portable periodical posthaste and leave your conscience at the cash register!

Simpsons Family History

Simpsons Family History

Author: Matt Groening Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/09/2014

In 2014, The Simpsons will have been on the air for 25 years. It is the longest running American sitcom, the longest running animated series and the longest running primetime, scripted television series. In any list of the world's leading families, the Simpsons would stand out. The Simpson family is often described as being dysfunctional, but it would be more accurate to say that in their quarter century of existence they have proven to be multifunctional, capable of Shakespearean wit, possessors of numerous and impressive talents and skills, paragons of emotional intelligence and vastly knowledgeable about virtually everything. The Simpsons Family History tells the story of this typical, but also completely remarkable, family-rites of passage, milestones, achievements, travels (in space and time), genealogy and more. This large-format, richly illustrated book is the ultimate family album. It is also the first Simpsons book to pay tribute to the extraordinary visual artistry that has made The Simpsons the most consistently entertaining, enlightening and inventive show in the history of television.

Bart Simpson Annual 2015

Bart Simpson Annual 2015

Author: Matt Groening Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2014

The Simpsons Annual 2015

The Simpsons Annual 2015

Author: Matt Groening Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2014

The Simpsons, television's most loved dysfunctional and beloved animated family, are once again the stars of their very own annual, filled to the brim with brand new comic strip adventures and fun feature pages!

Simpsons Comics - Colossal Compendium

Simpsons Comics - Colossal Compendium

Author: Matt Groening Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/07/2014

From volume one: Everyone's favourite dysfunctional family is back in a brand new themed collection of wild and hilarious adventures, including all-new stories featuring some of the cast's fan favourite characters Maggie, Ralph Wiggum, L'il Homer, Radioactive Man and many more! It also features a unique collectable paper craft replica of Moe's Tavern!

Bart Simpson's Manual of Mischief

Bart Simpson's Manual of Mischief

Author: Matt Groening Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/05/2014

PART OF THE VAULT OF SIMPSONOLOGY SERIES - ESSENTIAL READING FOR ALL SIMPSONS FANS. Bart Simpson is truly the unrivaled master of mischief. Amateur pranksters around the world take their tips and learn their tricks from Bart, the sneakiest of sneaks. The nightmare of every sister and the destroyer of calm composure for every grown-up, this clever kid knows how to push everyone's buttons and get away with it all. Now Bart shares his mischievous secrets with the world, from the contents of the perfect spy kit to the ideal methods of agonizing annoyance. Packed to the brim with inserts and special features, including removable 'Sneaky Hall of Fame' cards and a booklet on the complete art of the prank phone call, Bart Simpson's Manual of Mischief includes everything readers need to become a true technician of trouble. This is the second instalment in the Vault of Simpsonology series and a follow-up to the wildly popular Homer Simpson's Little Book of Laziness.

Bart Simpson - to the Rescue

Bart Simpson - to the Rescue

Author: Matt Groening Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/04/2014

When Bart attempts his most elaborate practical joke ever, he becomes an Internet sensation with a little help from his friends...about 15 million of them. Then join Bart on an incredulous journey when a monster firecracker leaves him both deaf and dumbfounded. And when Bart has a chance encounter with a fortune-teller, even he's not prepared for the future twist of fate that awaits him. Make way as Bart Simpson and his pals and gals save the day!

Simpsons Comics Shake-up

Simpsons Comics Shake-up

Author: Matt Groening Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/01/2014

Everyone's favourite dysfunctional family is back in a brand new collection of wild and hilarious adventures, including all-new stories featuring some of the cast's fan favourite characters. You can join Homer Bart, Marge et al as they illuminate the relationship between man and sofa! It's out of this universe jokes aplenty in this wonderful new Simpsons collection.

Simpsons - Annual 2014

Simpsons - Annual 2014

Author: Matt Groening Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/08/2013

Bart Simpson - Annual 2014

Bart Simpson - Annual 2014

Author: Matt Groening Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/08/2013

The Simpsons Colossal Compendium

The Simpsons Colossal Compendium

Author: Matt Groening Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/08/2013

Everyone's favourite dysfunctional family is back in a brand new collection of wild and hilarious adventures, including all-new stories featuring some of the cast's fan favourite characters Maggie, Ralph Wiggum, L'il Homer, Radioactive Man and many more! The Simpsons Colossal Compendium is an essential addition to any collection about Springfield's first family!

Bart Simpson - Big Shot

Bart Simpson - Big Shot

Author: Matt Groening Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/04/2013

He's yellow - but he sure ain't mellow! Everyone's favourite antisocial prankster, Bart Simpson, returns in another collection of hilarious, brain-bending adventures! There's something funny going on in the cornfields, and Bart is to blame; Bart and Milhouse get creative in The Simpson Project ; inventions ahoy in Bart's Invisible ; and our hero goes on a quest for the ultimate glossary of comic book sound effects sure to end with a KABOOM.

Simpsons Comics Supernova

Simpsons Comics Supernova

Author: Matt Groening Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/01/2013

Join TV's most beloved family as they illuminate the relationship between man and sofa! Ride the shockwaves as Mr. Burns takes the them to the South Seas in search of lost treasure! Watch Marge eclipse the hard-nosed newscaster Kent Brockman with her optimistic worldview! And when Duffman trades in his six-packs , only one man can belly up to the bar and fill the void...Homer!

Simpsons Comics Presents Radioactive Man Radioactive Repository Volume 1

Simpsons Comics Presents Radioactive Man Radioactive Repository Volume 1

Author: Matt Groening Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2012

For decades, fans have been clamouring for a deluxe collection of Radioactive Man tales. Now, at last, the Atomic Avenger receives the treatment he deserves in this comprehensive and historic archival edition of his greatest adventures!

The Simpsons - Annual 2013

The Simpsons - Annual 2013

Author: Matt Groening Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/08/2012

Filled to the brim with brand new comic strip adventures and fun feature pages, this title deals with the Simpsons, television's most loved dysfunctional and beloved animated family.

Bart Simpson - Annual 2013

Bart Simpson - Annual 2013

Author: Matt Groening Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/08/2012

An annual that presents a collection of everyone's favourite antisocial prankster, Bart Simpson's adventures.

Bart Simpson Out to Lunch

Bart Simpson Out to Lunch

Author: Matt Groening Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/04/2012

He's yellow - but he sure ain't mellow! Everyone's favourite antisocial prankster, Bart Simpson, returns in another collection of hilarious, brain-bending adventures.

Simpsons Comics Confidential

Simpsons Comics Confidential

Author: Matt Groening Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/03/2012

The Simpsons notoriety will be hard to keep under wraps with a collection of comic stories that will catapult them once again onto the world stage.

Bart Simpson Prince of Pranks

Bart Simpson Prince of Pranks

Author: Matt Groening Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/05/2011

Everyone's favourite antisocial prankster, Bart Simpson, returns in another collection of hilarious, brain-bending adventures.

Simpsons Comics Meltdown

Simpsons Comics Meltdown

Author: Matt Groening Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/03/2011

Featuring all the characters you know and love, including Homer, Bart, Marge, Maggie and Lisa, their side-splitting adventures will have you rolling in the aisles!

Bart Simpson Class Clown

Bart Simpson Class Clown

Author: Matt Groening Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/05/2010

He's yellow - but he sure ain't mellow! Everyone's favourite antisocial prankster, Bart Simpson, returns in another collection of hilarious, brain-bending adventures! Bart unleashes a car-eating, fire-throwing dinosaur truck in the streets of Springfield in The return of Truckasaurus , drinks an aging potion in One Flew over the Retirement castle and saves the world in The Ten-Inator .

The Simpsons Futurama Crossover Crisis

The Simpsons Futurama Crossover Crisis

Author: Matt Groening Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 30/03/2010

At last! It's the meeting of two mind-boggling comedy creations from Matt Groening! They said it couldn't be done. But we don't listen to naysayers, refuseniks, and non-believers. So here it is, folks! The epic story that you've been waiting for ...a story so big, so ambitious, so sweeping that it can only be told in a 208-page, large format, slipcased edition, complete with new material, supplemental stories, preliminary sketches, character designs, and a pin-up gallery featuring the talents of comics industry luminaries Alex Ross, Sergio Aragones, Geof Darrow, Kyle Baker, and Bernie Wrightson, among others. What would happen if the Planet Express crew and the citizens of New York City in the 31st century met the Simpsons and the citizens of Springfield ...and how is it even possible? Prepare yourself for a Simpsons saga filled with Futurama! A Futurama fable suffused with the Simpsons! Featuring a plethora of pleasing plot devices including: evil brain spawn, lactose-intolerant space aliens, a giant ball of yarn, flying cars, mistaken identities, world domination, the brittle fabric of reality torn asunder, this is a comic book - collecting sentient planet, the Dewey Decimal system, self-eating watermelons, slave labor, space pirates, power-crazed vampires, super hero battles, unflattering underwear, mad science run amok, and much, much more! It's a comic convergence on a reality ripping, time altering, space traveling, intergalactic scale! It's the Simpsons/Futurama Crossover Crisis - uncut and all comedy! First published in 2002 and 2005 as two two-part, comic book mini-series ( Futurama/Simpsons Infinitely Secret Crossover Crisis and The Simpsons/Futurama Crossover Crises II ), these four hard-to-find comics are collected together for the first time in a hardcover collection, encased in a die-cut slipcase, and packaged with a fascimile of the very first Eisner Award-winning issue of Simpsons Comics from 1993.

Simpsons Comics Get Some Fancy Book Learnin'

Simpsons Comics Get Some Fancy Book Learnin'

Author: Matt Groening Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/02/2010

For the first time ever, The Simpsons family take on classic scenarios from the world's great literature, including The Arabian Nights ; the timeless plays of famed bard William Shakespeare; The Ten Commandments and naturally...the great works of Homer! Featuring amazing stories never-before-collected anywhere else, these hilarious spins on familiar yarns are sure to have you rolling in the aisles!

Bart Simpson Son of Homer

Bart Simpson Son of Homer

Author: Matt Groening Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/06/2009

He's yellow - but he sure ain't mellow! Everyone's favourite antisocial prankster, Bart Simpson, returns in another collection of hilarious, brain-bending adventures! Bart turns the force into a farce in Bart Cops Out ; rules the airwaves in K-Bart ; turns prose into amateurs in The Book That Ate Springfield ; daydreams in The Secret Life of Bart Simpson ; goes off the rails in The Great Train Wreck ; shops til he drops in Spree For All ; and - horror of horrors - makes even more Barts and even more trouble in Clone Alone ! Written and drawn by a host of comics' top talents, this latest collection of Bart's madcap and occasionally malevolent mishaps will leave you quaking with laughter!

Simpsons Comics Hit the Road

Simpsons Comics Hit the Road

Author: Matt Groening Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2009

The Simpsons , the world's favourite dysfunctional family unit, return for more satirical suburban shenanigans!In All Fired Up , Homer, Sideshow Mel and others recount how they lost their jobs under hilarious circumstances; Lisa is dismayed by everyone's apathy towards reading in Lisa Simpson's Book Club ; Flander's and Homer's lives switch places in Ned the Simpson ; Homer lives his dream when he lands a job at Lard Lad Donuts; and Principal Skinner learns with great power comes responsibilities in The Principle of the Thing !Featuring many more hilarious stories, and all the classic Simpsons characters you've grown to love, these latest exploits from Springfield will have you rolling in the aisles!

Simpsons Comics Presents the Big Brilliant Book of Bart

Simpsons Comics Presents the Big Brilliant Book of Bart

Author: Matt Groening Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/05/2008

He's yellow - but he sure ain't mellow! Everyone's favourite antisocial prankster, Bart Simpson, returns in another collection of hilarious, brain-bending adventures!Bart causes comic convention chaos in 'Comics Fan No More!', sees forbidden flicks in 'Box Office Bingo', takes a trip in 'Cross Country Clown', becomes an eco-warrior in 'Bart Gets Stumped!', dodges bathing in 'Stink and Stinkability!', takes to the skies in 'Hot Air Buffoon!', and chows down for prizes in 'No Purchase Necessary'. All this, plus 'Mayor Maggie', 'Lisa, the Vampire Croaker', and Milhouse!Written and drawn by a host of comics' top talents, this latest collection of Bart's madcap and occasionally malevolent mishaps will leave you manic with mirth!

Simpsons Comics Big Book of Bart Simpson

Simpsons Comics Big Book of Bart Simpson

Author: Matt Groening Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2008

Bart Simpsons, the world's favourite mischief maker, returns for more satirical suburban shenanigans - now in a handy new pocket-sized format!In Big Fat Trouble in Little Springfield , Bart learns that while fat children are funny, becoming fat isn't; in 'Grrrl-Whirl', Bart's assault on girl power is undermined when he falls in love, and in 'Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind', evil space aliens Kang and Kodos get an unexpected surprise when they first kidnap Earth's greatest nerd - Bart's sister, Lisa - and get more than they ever bargained for!Featuring all the classic Simpsons characters you've grown to love, these classic exploits from Springfield will have you rolling in the aisles!

Simpsons Comics Strike Back

Simpsons Comics Strike Back

Author: Matt Groening Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2008

The Simpsons, the world's favourite dysfunctional family unit, return for more satirical suburban shenanigans, now in a handy new pocket-sized format!The very fabric of suburban life appears to be unravelling in this collection when the TV breaks down and the family take A Trip To Simpsons Mountain ; Aunt Patty and Aunt Selma come to stay in Waitresses in the Sky ; television somehow manages to get even worse - with Homer's help - in What's The Frequency, Simpson ; and the President gets tough with Homer's waistline in Get Fatty! Featuring all the classic Simpsons characters you've grown to love, these classic exploits from Springfield will have you rolling in the aisles!

Simpsons Comics Dollars to Donuts

Simpsons Comics Dollars to Donuts

Author: Matt Groening Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2008

The Simpsons, the world's favourite dysfunctional family unit, return for more satirical suburban shenanigans! In 'The Buck Stops Everywhere', follow the exciting adventures of a five dollar bill as it crosses the palms of pretty much everyone in Springfield! In the delightfully festive 'Homer For the Holidays' meet a melting Marge and reindeer Bart; Homer turns unemployment into a popular pasttime in 'All Fired Up'; and in 'Ned the Simpson', Flanders' house swap with the Simpson family doesn't go quite according to plan!Featuring many more hilarious stories, and all the classic Simpsons characters you've grown to love, these latest exploits from Springfield will have you rolling in the aisles!

The Simpsons Beyond Forever! A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family ... Still Continued

The Simpsons Beyond Forever! A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family ... Still Continued

Author: Matt Groening Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/06/2007

A new hardcover collector's edition of the third Simpsons Complete Guide series, the only official episode guide to Seasons 11 and 12. This is the follow-up to the best-selling episode guides Simpsons Forever and The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to our Favourite Family. With the Simpsons drawing massive audiences, on Channel Four and Sky, and with the Simpsons Movie released on 27 July 2007, America's favourite yellow family continue to prove they have captured the hearts of adults and children alike. This is packed full of information on the superstars of the show, and everything you may have missed while glued to the 11th and 12th seasons' episodes. Complete with plot synopses, quotes, new characters, and addenda to all the lists from the first two volumes, this new guide offers an exhaustively funny look at The Simpsons for the most detail-oriented fan, the casual viewer, and everyone in between.

Simpsons Comics Presents Beach Blanket Bongo

Simpsons Comics Presents Beach Blanket Bongo

Author: Matt Groening Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/01/2007

The Simpsons, the world's favourite dysfunctional family unit, return for more satirical suburban shenanigans! Mythological misgivings abound as the Simpsons family head back to ancient Greece for a clash of the titans in Greek for Me ; Bart and Lisa meet a nemesis more maniacal than Sideshow Bob in the Simpson/Sideshow Sibling Smackdown ; Marge cooks up something monstrous in Recipe for Disaster ; there's armageddon in Springfield in 'Homer's Run'; and who will be crowned king in Day of the Nerd ? Featuring many more hilarious stories, and all the classic Simpsons characters you've grown to love, these latest exploits from Springfield will have you rolling in the aisles!

The Simpsons Ultra-Jumbo Rain-or-Shine Fun Book

The Simpsons Ultra-Jumbo Rain-or-Shine Fun Book

Author: Matt Groening Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2006

Forget Su Doku - this 128-page compendium of full-colour puzzles and fun activities will keep every Simpsons fan, young or old, entertained for days, whether they be in sunny Springfield or rainy old Britain. Rainy day blues getting you down? Played all your video games? Documentaries on the TV? Mum threatening to make you vacuum? Just take a leaf from this very cool collection of games, puzzles, jokes, tricks, codes, mazes and other assorted amazing activities brought to you by those lifelong experts in wasting time...The Simpsons. You can entertain yourself with everyday objects, dazzle your friends with feats of magic, torture your siblings with ingenious pranks, and devote some serious time to lolling around. Even if it rains for forty days and forty nights, you still won't run out of zippy things to make and do with this book around! And if the sun is shining, Bart invites you not to waste another day inside, shrivelling up in front of the TV. The time has come for action, outdoor activity, health and fresh air! Rememer them? Inside this book you'll find all sorts of ruff-and-tumble games and activities for one, two, or a whole tribe of would-be nature enthusiasts. Whether your playground is made of asphalt, grass, or just the stuff of your imagination, there is enough fun jam-packed into these pages to satisfy even the grumpiest little sluggard. So don't let another day go by without basking the pleasures this book has to offer. Get off your duff and get out the door! Get into some good, clean fun! Get natural naturally! Get crazy with the natives!

Simpsons Comics Presents the Big Bouncy Book of Bart Simpson

Simpsons Comics Presents the Big Bouncy Book of Bart Simpson

Author: Matt Groening Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2006

He's yellow - but he sure ain't mellow! Everyone's favourite antisocial prankster, Bart Simpson, returns in another collection of hilarious, brain-bending adventures! Masked marauder Bartman and his sidekick Houseroy take on the Riddling Robber in Legends of the Bartman Family ; Homer's early days of mis-spent youth are revisited in The Special Kid ; double-agents and super-spies abound in Secret Agent, Man ; Bart's Farm-Aterium reminds Homer of his own get-rich schemes in The Great Springfield Donut War! ; Bart and Milhouse make the ultimate zombie movie in Movie Mayhem ; and gross out to a disgusting Scoff-A-Thon in Are You Gonna Eat That? All these stories and many more can be found in The Big Bouncy Book of Bart!

Simpsons Comics Jam-Packed Jambor

Simpsons Comics Jam-Packed Jambor

Author: Matt Groening Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/01/2006

The Simpsons, the world's favourite dysfunctional family unit, return for more satirical suburban shenanigans! Marge becomes a no-nonsense judge; Bart manages to get the house repossessed in a seed-selling scam; Homer takes the family on a cruise of titanic proportions; Mr Burns takes a keen - well, financial-interest in Springfield's church...and the whole family take a revolutionary trip to the jungles of Central America! Also featuring Maliby Stacy, evil genius Dr Colossus, slightly less evil genius, Hank Scorpio and chain-smoking, McGuyver - loving Patty and Selma, this latest saga from Springfield will leave you rolling in the aisles!

The Comic Book Guy's Book of Pop Culture

The Comic Book Guy's Book of Pop Culture

Author: Matt Groening Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/10/2005

The latest release from the best-selling Simpsons Library of Wisdom series.Resident of Springfield and owner of the Android's Dungeon & Baseball Card Shop, the infamous Comic Book Guy spends his days at the comfort of his stool, patiently awaiting his next paying customer. The Comic Book guy embodies all the traits of your typical comic book shop owner, being tubby, and wearing his brown hair in a pony tail. He is also known for being extremely sarcastic. Being a sci-fi, comic and movie buff, the Comic Book Guy holds several prized collectibles: a rare copy of Mary Worth, in which Mary advises a friend to commit suicide, as well as his rare photo of Sean Connery, signed by Roger Moore.In some scenarios, the Comic Book Guy can be found sporting his alter-ego, The Collector , a menacing superhero with the intention of finding the most sought-after collectible! (The Collector makes his first appearance in the Treehouse of Horror X Halloween special).

Simpsons Comics Present The Big Beefy Book of Bart Simpson

Simpsons Comics Present The Big Beefy Book of Bart Simpson

Author: Matt Groening Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2005

He's yellow -- but he sure isn't mellow! Everyone's favourite antisocial prankster, Bart Simpson, returns in another collection of hilarious, brain-bending adventures! It's a rumble in the jungle as the mighty Bartzan protects his jungle queen in 'Bartzan and the Ancient Golden Forbidden City of Gold'; Bart takes Ralph Wiggum under his wing in 'Little Buddy Day'; public speaking becomes public leaking in 'Bart's Big Spill'; history may never recover when Professor Frink unwittingly helps Bart become 'The Time Bandit'; and even Maggie and Lisa get a look in on the action when alien kidnappers and saxophone camp cause trouble for the Simpson girls! All these stories and many more can be found in The Big Beefy Book of Bart!

Simpsons Comics Barn Burner

Simpsons Comics Barn Burner

Author: Matt Groening Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/01/2005

More satirical suburban shenanigans, courtesy of that most dysfunctional and wackiest of family units, The Simpsons! Be amazed as Bart and Lisa become superheroes in 'Stretch Dude and Clobber Girl'. Gasp in disbelief as Homer turns his hand to managing a boy band, gets mixed up in the local mayoral elections and then finally gets into the 'swing' of things as the latest dance craze hits Springfield. Finally, let your mind boggle as we have a blast from the past with Li'l Krusty, and Bart recounts some of his favourite Bible stories?!? Experience these and a whole slew of other strange stories in this latest bumper bonanza of Simpsons power! And that's just the first few pages!

Simpsons Comics Presents The Big Bratty Book of Bart

Simpsons Comics Presents The Big Bratty Book of Bart

Author: Matt Groening Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/06/2004

Yellow of skin, a head covered in spikes, a monstrous being spreading chaos and carnage wherever he goes! Good Lord!! Bart is back!!! This brand-new collection continues the trials and tribulations of the angelic upstart as he faces the misery of boring action figures and the horror of what grows from Ralph Wiggum's nose! The shame of helping Milhouse woo sister Lisa! The thrill of cosmic cookery from epicurean aliens Kodos and Kang, and the grinding indifference of watching TV for Housewives! Experience these and a whole slew of other rampaging emotions and shattered funny bones in this latest bumper bonanza of Bart power!

Simpsons Comics Presents Belly Buster

Simpsons Comics Presents Belly Buster

Author: Matt Groening, etc. Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/01/2004

Springfield: the least popular town in America and home to the family that put the 'D'oh!' in doughnuts -- The Simpsons! This latest family-size bucket of fun finds Lisa having trouble with the babysittng union, Homer battling mutant Thanksgiving turkeys and there's chaos as Grandpa finds himself at the controls of a tank in downtown Springfield! 'D'oh!' indeed! All this plus mountains more, and all starring all your Simpsons favourites! Brought to you by creators of the TV series, The Simpsons: Belly Buster is a bumper package bulging with yummy delights! Prepare to spout Duff beer through your nostrils!

Fun-Filled Frightfest Fun-Filled Frightfest Fun-filled Frightfest

Fun-Filled Frightfest Fun-Filled Frightfest Fun-filled Frightfest

Author: Matt Groening Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/10/2003

The cryptkeeper of comedy, Matt Groening, the creator of The Simpsons, presents his newest collection of hell-arious Hallowe'en humour.Join Matt Groening, the King of Comic Chaos and the creator of America's favorite family, The Simpsons, as he cooks up a creepy cornucopia of knee-knocking, white-knuckling, knee-slapping, knick-knacks. Brace yourself for beer-bellied beasties, frozen cavemen, ghoulish groundskeepers, price-gouging Kwik-E clerks, wonderful wizards, drooling aliens, banned books, talking horses, defective duplicates, and parallel worlds.If you have a taste for terror and a hankering for humour, satisfy your appetite with this deliriously delicious treat - not for the faint of heart or the very tricklish!

Da Capo Best Music Writing 2003 The Year's Finest Writing On Rock, Pop, Jazz, Country & More

Da Capo Best Music Writing 2003 The Year's Finest Writing On Rock, Pop, Jazz, Country & More

Author: Matt Groening, Paul Bresnick Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/09/2003

It's here: the fourth and latest volume in the series that you have come to rely upon for your music reading fix. The 2003 volume will celebrate the year's best writing about music and its culture with a selection of pieces on a dazzling array of topics drawn from more than a hundred sources-remarkable essays by journalists and authors who are as serious about writing as they are about music.Past contributors have included:* Jonathan Lethem * David Rakoff * Mike Doughty * Lorraine Ali * Greil Marcus * Richard Meltzer * Robert Gordon * Sarah Vowell * Nick Tosches * Anthony DeCurtis * William Gay * Whitney Balliett * Lester Bangs * Rosanne Cash * Susan Orlean * David Hadju * Lenny Kaye * The Onion * Mark Jacobson * Gary Giddins * John Leland * Luc Sante * Monica Kendrick * Kalefa Sanneh

Simpsons Comics Present the Big Bad Book of Bart

Simpsons Comics Present the Big Bad Book of Bart

Author: Matt Groening Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/08/2003

Bart Simspon returns for another series of chaotic adventures...from 'The Supercat of Springfield', as Snowball, the Simpsons' cat, is transformed into Supercat - a fearless feline crime-fighter, to '24 Hours in the Life of Ralph Wiggum', in which we are dragged screaming through a day with the Police Chief's hapless son. Plus, in 'See You Later Alligator' the results of Bart's unique science experiment - which sees him flushing baby alligators down the loo in the hope they will be mutated by the radioactive pollution from Mr Burns' factory - come back to bite him squarely on the shorts! And much, much more...all from the creators of the hit TV show!

Simpsons Comics Madness

Simpsons Comics Madness

Author: Matt Groening, etc. Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/01/2003

More stories of mayhem from the world's favourite dysfunctional family - the Simpsons! In Journey to the Cellar of the Kwik-E-Mart , it's backwards fun as we discover just how Homer's car went off a cliff...Lisa gets a job as substitute teacher in The Primt of Miss Lisa Simpson ...Santa's Little Helper takes centre stage for the all-action Hamburger's Little Helper ...and Bart joins up with Sideshow Bob for Angels with Yellow Faces ! Plus, The Rise and Fall of Bartholomew J. Simpson looks back on Bart's long and remarkable career, and in Tic Tac D'oh! Homer enters a seemingly innocent game show...but ends up on a mad dash through the deadly Castle Burnsimoto !

The Big Book of Bart

The Big Book of Bart

Author: Matt Groening, et al. Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/07/2002

Homer's irrepressible eldest son returns for a series of chaotic adventures. In Big Fat Trouble in Little Springfield, Bart learns that while fat children are funny, becoming one isn't always; in Grrrl-Whirl, Bart's one-boy assault on girl power is undermined when he - falls in love? And in Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind, evil space aliens Kang and Kodos get an unexpected surprise when they first kidnap Earth's greatest nerd - Bart's sister, Lisa - and then Earth's greatest menace (no prizes for guessing who!). And that's just the first few pages!

Simpsons Comics Unchained

Simpsons Comics Unchained

Author: Matt Groening, etc. Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/01/2002

More stories of mayhem from the world's favourite dysfunctional family - the Simpsons! In 'The Absent-Minded Protester', it's Grampa's turn to take to the streets of Springfield in the guise of his graffitti-writing, outlaw, alter-ego, El Grampo! And in 'Dullards to Donuts' Homer's favourite food becomes strangely addictive, as Mr Burns introduces his own unique brand to the power plant. Finally, in 'Sense and Censorability', Homer and Comic Book Guy plead the First Amendment to defend their right to read comics. A worthy cause.. but then you knew that, right?

Simpsons Comics A-go-go

Simpsons Comics A-go-go

Author: Matt Groening Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2000

From the BBC and Sky TV sensation, The Simpsons, comes a mixed-up, role-reversing, reality-bending, mad-science filled concoction, guaranteed to blow up in your face! Are you ready for Homer the Hitman, Principal Bob, Mayor Marge, do-gooder Bart, bad-boy Milhouse and underachiever Lisa? What's going on? Everything you thought you knew about the Simpsons is wrong as we visit alternate Springfield, a place where the unexpected is commonplace. Plus, Marge gets broody, Burns gets the need for speed and Krusty get decaffeinated.

The Simpsons Simpsons Comics Big Bonanza

The Simpsons Simpsons Comics Big Bonanza

Author: Matt Groening, etc. Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/1999

From the BBC and Sky TV sensation The Simpsons, comes another feast of gut-busting belly laughs. Get ready to bumble with Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie as we indulge in a spot of all-in wrestling, kneel before King Krusty, unleash the Smithers clones and discover Radioactive Man is really...Homer Simpson?! Four typical tales of excess, excuses and expansion, guaranteed to exhaust, excite and exhilarate in suitably large measures.

The Simpsons Comics on Parade

The Simpsons Comics on Parade

Author: Matt Groening, etc. Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/06/1998

From the BBC and Sky TV sensation, The Simpsons, four all-new, waist-expanding and cholesterol-packed slices of feckless family life, liberally topped with extra suburban swipes. Join Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie as the very fabric of society is picked full of holes and then thoroughly stitched up. In Send in the Clowns , Springfield is under siege, as the Presidential campaign sweeps into town on a cloud of gaseous hot air. Plus, Marge becomes a TV celebrity in Marge Attacks! , Bart and Lisa discover a need for speed in Get Off The Bus , and the unthinkable - not to mention downright unlikely - happens in They Fixed Homer's Brain! .

Simpsons Comics Wingding

Simpsons Comics Wingding

Author: Matt Groening, etc. Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/06/1997

Prepare to take another decidedly skewed view of family life, courtesy of BBC and Sky TV sensations, The Simpsons. No facet of American culture is left unmauled, as Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and baby Maggie blaze a trail for no-hopers everywhere!

Simpsons Comics Featuring Bartman Best of the Best

Simpsons Comics Featuring Bartman Best of the Best

Author: Matt Groening, etc. Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/03/1997

From the BBC and Sky TV sensation, the Simpsons, comes an all-new, all-warped, superhero for the '90s - Bartman! It's so long Superman , bye, bye Batman and Daredevil - D'oh! , as Bart Simpson takes to the roofs of Springfield to fight crime, champion the weak, and wear a cool purple mask and cape.

Simpsons Comics Simps-o-rama

Simpsons Comics Simps-o-rama

Author: Matt Groening, etc. Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/08/1996

Another collection of comic 'depravity' from Springfield's favourite family, The Simpsons. Is the Simpsons' neighbour, Ned Flanders, a clone? Will the Simpsons' survival techniques come up to scratch? Is Bart being exploited? Has Homer been bequeathed a brewery? If you're looking for answers, buy another book!

Simpsons Comics Spectacular

Simpsons Comics Spectacular

Author: Matt Groening, etc. Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/08/1995

More suburban swipes, courtesy of that most irascible and dysfunctional of family units, The Simpsons. Take a fantastic voyage with Bart and Milhouse, jam with Lisa and Otto, walk the high wire with Homer, and wash it down with Homer's hapless pal, Barney. The perfect way to pass a day!

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