You may have missed Matt Groening and Lynda Barry in Sydney this past weekend, but never fear: over at the Guardian, you can still read about their lifelong friendship, which persists despite diverging paths. Groening is best known for The Simpsons, Barry for Ernie Pook’s Comeek; it all began at Evergreen College, where Matt Groening edited the school newspaper. Barry recalls:
“He made this announcement saying that he would print anything that anyone submitted,” she says. “I read that and I thought, ‘Really?’ And I tried to come up with stuff that he would not print.”
The rest, as they say, is history.