up in Portland, Oregon, Matt Groening did not take a particular
interest in school, which is what originaly turned him towards drawing.
In the mid-1980' s, Matt Groening moved to Los Angeles and started
drawing a comic strip named "Life in Hell" which eventually became
published in the newspaper where he worked. In 1988, James Brooks,
looking for a filler in the television show "The Tracy Ullman show",
turned towards a framed "Life in Hell" strip on his wall and contacted
Groening. The animated shorts that Groening created were "The Simpsons".
David X Cohen
Graduate of U.C. Berkeley, studying
theoretical computer science. Real name is David 'S.' Cohen. He
used that name when he worked on the Simpsons, but when he starting
working on Futurama he joined Writer's Guild (the TV writer's union).
When he registered, there was already a David S. Cohen and the union
would not let there be two members with the same name. He chose
the letter X for his middle inital because he felt it was more 'sci-fi-ish.'
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