The Simpsons
The Simpsons Creator On His Childhood Influences


Matt Groening is an American cartoonist best known for creating the TV series The Simpsons. The Simpsons first came on air in 1989 and continues producing new episodes to this day. The Simpsons were originally created while Groening was working on The Tracey Ullman Show. While the parents and siblings … Continue reading

George R. R. Martin
A Young George R. R. Martin Was a Marvel Fanboy


“You were just about the World’s worst mag when you started, but you set yourself an ideal, and, by gumbo, you achieved it!” The “Game of Thrones” author George R. R. Martin wrote to Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, creators of Marvel, in 1963, raving about the the “Fantastic Four” … Continue reading

Dr. Seuss
[Text] Dr. Seuss Gives Advice to a Fan

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“To develop an individual style of writing and drawing, always go to yourself for criticsm. If you ask advice from too many other people, then you no longer are yourself…” American cartoonist Dr. Seuss, born Theodor Geisel, was known for his popular illustrated children’s books like “The Cat in the … Continue reading

Walt Disney
‘Not Labeling Anything as Educational. It’s All Entertainment.’

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Walt Disney explains how the television industry can be a competition to the movie industry. Disney describes how he “diversified” his wheelhouse of movie-making because of the excess talent he worked with–he went from cartoons into making nature films, then to putting humans such as “Mary Poppins” into his animation … Continue reading

Creator Jim Davis Demonstrates How He Draws Garfield

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Jim Davis, creator of the “Garfield” comic strip, reveals how he brings its starring orange tabby cat to life on the page from conception to illustration. Since its debut in 1978, “Garfield” has become a pop culture sensation and currently holds the Guinness World Record for the world’s most widely … Continue reading

Walt Disney
What Walt Disney Was Like As a Boss

Alice Davis

Alice Davis, American costume designer, discusses what it was like to help develop costumes for Walt Disney during the time when Disney was moving his animation industry into technicolor. Davis talks about what Disney was like as a boss: “He was always very kind as long as you were trying.” … Continue reading