Life in Hell is a comic strip by Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons, Futurama, and Disenchantment, which was published weekly from 1977 to 2012. Matt Groening created Life in Hell to describe life in Los Angeles to his friends. Life in Hell started in 1977 as a love in Hell: Death Life PDF-published comic book Groening used to describe life in Los Angeles to his friends. Groening photocopied and distributed the magazines to friends, and also sold them for two dollars a copy at the punk corner of the record store in which he worked, Licorice Pizza on Sunset Boulevard.
Författare: Reiji Suzumaru.
Life in Hell debuted as a comic strip in the avant-garde Wet magazine in 1978, to which Groening made his first professional cartoon sale. The character designs for Akbar and Jeff were in fact failed attempts by Groening to draw Charlie Brown from Peanuts, which is why the two characters wear Charlie Brown T-shirts. In a 1999 interview, Groening said that he added Akbar and Jeff as characters to the comic to appease his girlfriend. The strip was frequently a serial, discussing various topics such as „Love is Hell“, a 1984 „13-chapter miniseries“ pontificating on love and relationships. Deborah Caplan offered to publish „Love is Hell“ in book form. Life in Hell reached the attention of Hollywood producer James L. Brooks, who received one strip—“The Los Angeles Way of Death“ from 1982—as a gift from fellow producer Polly Platt.