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end of an era

Matt Groening Ends ‘Life in Hell’ Comic Strip

Matt Groening is ending his long-running comic strip "Life in Hell," the Simpsons creator announced. The strip has been running in alt weeklies for 32 years, and at its peak in the early nineties ran in 379 newspapers. (It now runs in 38. Sad trombone.) This past Friday's strip was the Groening's last, but papers will run archived installments through July 13. Happy trails, Binky, Bongo, Sheba, Akbar, and Jeff. We absolutely thought "Life" would run  forever.