After 1,669 comic strips for the acclaimed Life In Hell, Matt Groening is putting down his pen. At its height the comic strip was in hundreds of newspapers, but in recent years as papers cut back budgets and circulation, the strip is now in just 40 papers. The last strip was published on June 15, 2012.
Groening told Poynter, “I’ve had great fun, in a Sisyphean kind of way, but the time has come to let Binky and Sheba and Bongo and Akbar and Jeff take some time off." (via)