Simpsons Illustrated

Originally posted 2018-03-27 12:03:28. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Simpsons Illustrated was a companion magazine to the American animated television show The Simpsons.[1] It featured, among many other things, articles and interviews about the show and comics based on the Simpsons universe. Simpsons Illustrated was published between 1991 and 1993[2] and led to the establishment of the Bongo Comics Group.

History
Simpsons Illustrated was produced by Matt Groening, Bill Morrison, Cindy and Steve Vance, and Katy Dobbs was the editorial director. It ran for ten issues from 1991 to 1993. Welsh Publishing Company issued it four times a year. The magazine had a circulation of one million.

Bill Morrison drew and wrote all the Simpsons comics for Simpsons Illustrated,[6] while the Arnold strip was drawn by Simpsons creator Matt Groening’s brother-in-law, Craig Bartlett. This strip was later adapted for the animated series Hey Arnold!.

The first issue was released on April 4, 1991. It included a copy of the Springfield Shopper, a fictional newspaper from the show, and a fold-out poster describing every character from the show and their relationship to each other. An original bedtime story told by Bart was included, along with an Official Simpsons Illustrated School Survival Handbook, which shared Bart’s classroom tactical tips, guerrilla strategies and a diagram displaying the best seat in class.

The final issue of Simpsons Illustrated was a one-shot comic edition titled Simpsons Comics and Stories. The overwhelming success of this seemingly one-shot book was the reason that Bongo Comics Group was created

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