Matt Groening Ends His Long-Running Comic Strip "Life in Hell"

Valerie Macon/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Although Matt Groening is famous for creating The Simpsons, which recently finished its 23rd season, and Futurama, which will soon begin its seventh season, he first started as a young cartoonist drawing Life in Hell.

He ended the comic strip, about rabbits and gay lovers, last Friday.  Groening tell Poynter.org, "I’ve had great fun, in a Sisyphean kind of way, but the time has come to let Binky and Sheba and Bongo and Akbar and Jeff take some time off."

The comic strip was once carried in 380 papers during the heyday of The Simpsons in the '90s, but the strip had recently been carried in less than 40 publications.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Matt Groening Ends His Long-Running Comic Strip "Life in Hell"

Valerie Macon/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Although Matt Groening is famous for creating The Simpsons, which recently finished its 23rd season, and Futurama, which will soon begin its seventh season, he first started as a young cartoonist drawing Life in Hell.

He ended the comic strip, about rabbits and gay lovers, last Friday.  Groening tell Poynter.org, "I’ve had great fun, in a Sisyphean kind of way, but the time has come to let Binky and Sheba and Bongo and Akbar and Jeff take some time off."

The comic strip was once carried in 380 papers during the heyday of The Simpsons in the '90s, but the strip had recently been carried in less than 40 publications.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

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