One of the great mainstays of comics over the last two decades has been Bongo Comics, the company founded by Matt Groening to publish the Simpsons comics and beyond. They’ve been quietly turning out quality comics for a long time, without much fanfare, but with continued sales here and abroad. And one of their flagship titles, Bart Simpson, is ending its run next week with its 100th issue after a 15 year run. According to creative director Nathan Kane it seemed like a good spot to end the title’s run and to use the time and money to pursue a few new creative endeavors.
Bongo continues to publish Spongebob Square Pants, Simpsons Comics and Futurama. I’m told there may be some announcements down the road as well.
Issue #100 is a special double sized epic by Kane, Ian Boothby, Nina Matsumoto and Andrew Pepoy. It goes on sale February 24th.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.