Published on November 5th, 2016 | by admin
Creator of The Simpsons Matt Groening shares rare home movies and gives cartooning class at the Sydney Opera House
Sixteen years ago, Bart was booted out of Australia. This year, Homer finally met Sammy the Seal. Tonight in front of over 2,000 people in the sold-out Concert Hall, Matt Groening shared his favourite moments behind The Simpsons, gave a lesson in cartooning live on-stage, revealed what they were thinking when they wrote the infamous episode Bart vs. Australia, as well as unseen, intimate home movies filmed by his father Homer that inspired the yellow family.
Sydneysiders will have their last chance to see Matt at 4pm this Saturday 5 November at GRAPHIC festival as he takes the stage with Lynda Barry – Eisner Award-winning cartoonist, his college friend, and “his biggest inspiration”. Tickets are still available.
This year The Simpsons celebrates its 28th season and 600th episode, reigning as the longest-running scripted show in television history. Superstar critics Matt Zoller Seitz (NY Mag, Vulture) and Alan Sepinwall (HitFix) crowned it “the greatest show in TV history”.
Make a day of it at GRAPHIC’s final day (Saturday), including:
- Matt Groening and his “biggest inspiration” Lynda Barry, in conversation on the Concert Hall stage to talk love, hate and comics;
READ: The Guardian’s interview with Lynda
- George Lucas’ first film THX 1138 re-scored live for the digital era with dub and drum-n-bass from Asian Dub Foundation;
READ: The Brag talk to Steve, guitarist from Asian Dub Foundation
- Neil Gaiman appearing live via satellite for a Q&A with his fans and screening of documentary Dream Dangerously and shorts from Likely Stories;
- Free talks from Brandon Graham (Image Comics), Michael Leunig, Felix Colgrave, First Dog on the Moon, free film screenings from Alan Moore, Moebius, Neil Gaiman and more…