April 12, 2012
Matt Groening Reveals the Location of the Real SpringfieldPfft. Stop burying the lede.
In my novel, Bart was the son of Homer Simpson. I took that name from a minor character in the novel The Day of the Locust, by Nathanael West.Hah! Every time I'd tell people about the child-killing* social-phobic lovelorn rube, played by Donald Sutherland in the movie, they'd say, "No, the cartoon dad is named after Groening's father". Hah!!!
I feel so validated.
*Err - warning... ... spoiler.