Bill Morrison is known throughout the world as a major artist for several beloved animated properties, most notably The Simpsons, Futurama, The Beatles Yellow Submarine, and many of Disney’s most popular films and characters.
Morrison is very well known among Simpsons fans through his decades-long stint as Creative Director at The Simpsons creator Matt Groening’s publishing company, Bongo Entertainment. He has also drawn thousands of Simpsons images for advertising, promotion, limited edition fine art, and a mountain of merchandise including T-shirts, video games, posters, toy packaging, books, calendars, and album covers. He has also produced designs for episodes of the TV series as well as The Simpsons Movie.
Bill began his career in Hollywood as an illustrator, painting dozens of movie posters including many for Walt Disney Pictures. The list of classic film posters by Morrison includes House, Blood Diner, The Little Mermaid, Bambi, Peter Pan, The Jungle Book, The Land Before Time, The Jetsons Movie, and many more.
When Matt Groening founded Bongo Entertainment, Bill was on board as art director and drew the very first Simpsons comic. He soon took on the role of Creative Director, editing Bongo’s entire book and comic output, and writing and drawing stories and covers.
Bill also worked with Groening on early character designs for the Futurama TV series and served as series Art Director. And he recently worked as character designer and development artist on Groening’s Netflix series, Disenchantment.
Most recently, Morrison wrote and drew a graphic novel adaptation of The Beatles Yellow Submarine for Titan Comics, and was Executive Editor of MAD Magazine.