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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

Da Capo Best Music Writing 2003

Da Capo Best Music Writing 2003

Author: Matt Groening, Paul Bresnick Format: Paperback / softback 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 / softback 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 / softback 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 !

Bart Simpson's Guide to Life

Bart Simpson's Guide to Life

Author: Matt Groening Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/11/2000

The world's most popular delinquent reveals all in this guide to the hard knock facts of life, out now in paperback. Written and illustrated by Matt Groening, the creator of The Simpsons, Bart Simpson's Guide to Life is chock full of the kind of humour that keeps Simpsons devotees hooked to the show. Including such gems as Dr Bart's Miracle Cures, Homer's Dozen-Donut-A-Day Diet and the beauty secrets of Marge (`Never pluck protruding nose hair, death may result. Instead, use a lightweight Weedwacker') and Homer (`The scent of chili dogs, onions and beer, when eaten in combination, makes women swoon'). With guest appearances by all the great Simpsons characters, including Lisa, Moe, Barney, Millhouse, Krusty the Clown, Groundskeeper Willie, Mr Burns and Smithers. Like the shows themselves, Bart Simpson's Guide to Life has something to please all age groups and is so crammed full of fun that you'll spot something new every time you read it.

Simpsons Comics A-go-go

Simpsons Comics A-go-go

Author: Matt Groening Format: Paperback / softback 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 / softback 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 / softback 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 / softback 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

Simpsons Comics Featuring Bartman

Author: Matt Groening, etc. Format: Paperback / softback 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 Spectacular

Simpsons Comics Spectacular

Author: Matt Groening, etc. Format: Paperback / softback 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!