Simpsons and Futurama creator Matt Groening's Life in Hell comic strip comes to an end after 32 years.
This reporter still remembers finding out about the "cool underground comic strips" created by the guy who made The Simpsons
when I was just a wee young lad, so it is a little sad to learn that the strip is ending, even if I haven't checked it out in over 20 years. Still, 32 years is a long time, especially as the strip was reportedly losing money in recent years, though with his Simpsons
billions, Groening could afford to keep it going just because he felt like it.
The strip, which at its peak ran in 379 newspapers, ran its final episode in just 38. According to USA Today
, the decline of the strip was closely related to the decline of alternative papers, which itself was closely related to the rise of the internet as a platform for covert ads for hookers (seriously, they said this).
Despite the reports of MarvelTVNews
, the decision to end the strip had nothing to do with Jeph Loeb's Hitler fetish. Instead, it was the sole decision of Groening, who said "I love the characters, I love doing it, but it was just time."
Source: USA Today
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