I’m mostly inspired by the popular culture I grew up with, including comic books, magazines, movies, music, TV shows, etc.I work in several different mediums and styles and always try to select the mode that seems most appropriate for the piece.
Award-winning cartoonist and illustrator Bill Morrison is best known for his nearly three-decade association with The Simpsons. For that world-beloved property he has created thousands of drawings and illustrations for T-shirts, video games, posters, toy packaging, books, calendars, limited edition prints, and of course, comic books.
Bill began his career as a technical illustrator but soon moved from his home in Detroit, MI and began working in motion picture advertising where he painted dozens of movie posters, including many for Walt Disney Pictures, such as The Little Mermaid, Bambi, Peter Pan, Cinderella, and The Jungle Book.
When The Simpsons creator Matt Groening founded Bongo Comics, Bill was hired on as art director and realized his cartoonist dreams when he drew the very first Simpsons comic. He quickly took on the role of Creative Director, editing Bongo’s entire output and writing and drawing stories and covers as time permitted.
Morrison also worked with Groening on early character designs for the TV show Futurama and served as the series art director.
In his spare time, Bill has written and drawn his own comic book series’; the four-time Eisner Award-nominated Roswell, Little Green Man, Heroes Anonymous, Dead Vengeance, and Lady Robotika (the latter with Jane Wiedlin of the legendary all-girl rock band, The Go-Go’s).
Bill is currently serving as the president of the National Cartoonists Society