Sad news for Groening fans. Speculation had been rife that the creator of Futurama and The Simpsons will announce his retirement from all public activities, at age 67, with immediate effect.
UPDATE 30/07/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Being a cartoonist isn't fun anymore
“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a cartoonist-screenwriter-producer just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.
For a little while on Thursday evening, #ThankYouMatt was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.
“You’ve accomplished everything I ever dreamed of #ThankYouMatt.”
— @DesireePlum, 29 Jul 2021
“Didn't Matt Groening retire about 3 years ago?”
— @samy2love, 29 Jul 2021
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