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All About Greoning's Past in Portland and More!

Simpsons News — Posted 23 Jul, 2002 by Scott

Hey fans, a really interesting and informative article written by the Portland Tribune has been released which features the stories of Matt Greoning's, the beloved creator of the Simpsons, past while growing up in Portland. This article has everything you ever wanted to know about Greoning and his past. They interview people like friends from High School to his own mother and talk about his rebelious childhood to his very beginings with comic books. The article also carries some very cool information such as "The name Homer came mostly from Groening’s late father but also from the lead character in a favorite book, “The Day of the Locust” by Nathanael West.", "Miss Hoover, Lisa’s second-grade teacher, is named after Groening’s first-grade teacher at Ainsworth Elementary School, Elizabeth Hoover, who recognized Groening’s drawing talent early after seeing his picture of a boat." and "Matt’s paternal grandfather is named Abraham, just like Grandpa Simpson". All this information AND more in this excellent article. Take some time and read the full story by clicking Here.

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