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Eisner Award-Winning Cartoonist and Illustrator best known for his work on Simpsons, Futurama and as a Disney Illustrator

Guest Bio

Eisner Award-winning cartoonist and illustrator Bill Morrison began his career in The Motor City as a technical illustrator, but after a few years decided he’d rendered his last diesel fuel pump and moved to Southern California with his wife and two cats.

He began working immediately in motion picture advertising where he painted dozens of movie posters, including many for Walt Disney Pictures, such as “The Little Mermaid,” “Bambi,” “Peter Pan,” “Cinderella,” and “The Jungle Book.”

He also developed a reputation for drawing “The Simpsons” and has created thousands of Simpsons drawings for T-shirts, video games, posters, toy packaging, books, calendars, limited edition prints, etc. When “The Simpsons” creator Matt Groening founded Bongo Comics, Bill was hired on as art director and drew the very first Simpsons comic. He quickly took on the role of Creative Director, editing Bongo’s entire output, and writing and drawing as time permitted.

Bill also worked with Groening on early character designs for the TV show “Futurama” and served as the series art director.

After eighteen years as Bongo’s Creative Director, Bill stepped down from that position to develop a digital comics department at Bongo.

In addition to his work on “The Simpsons” and “Futurama,” Bill has written and drawn his own comic book series; the four-time Eisner Award-nominated “Roswell,” “Little Green Man,” and co-created three other comic book series, “Heroes Anonymous,” “Dead Vengeance,” and “Lady Robotika” (the latter with Jane Wiedlin of the legendary all-girl rock band, “The Go-Gos”).

Most recently, Bill has rekindled his relationship with the classic Disney characters with an ongoing series of limited edition animation art prints.