Comic Conversations – Matt Groening & Gary Panter

I had assumed that a discussion between The Simpsons and Jimbo creators, co-presented by NYC’s 92nd Street Y and The Jewish Museum which is having an exhibit entitled Masters of American Comics, might include topics like cartooning, art, the creative process or almost anything at all. Instead, I was subjected to two old friends mindlessly chatting. It might not have been so bad (I did learn that Bart’s design is based on Jimbo and Panter is very funny) if I hadn’t purchased expensive (by my income) tickets. It’s great to know that two men who struggled hard to achieve success—and in one case fortune—have such disregard for their fans.