|Key people||Mary Fleener, writer
Gary Panter, writer
Matt Groening, publisher
Zongo Comics was founded and published in 1995 by Simpsons and Futurama creator Matt Groening. Unlike its counterpart Bongo Comics, the comics published were geared towards older audiences containing adult material and did not include any adaptations of Groening’s cartoons. The only two titles in the Zongo Comics range were Jimbo and Fleener.
Zongo Comics did not last as long as its sister group, and the range was cancelled after the series failed to attract a wide audience. Because the Zongo Jimbos were not very popular when they came out Zongo/Bongo printed less of each issue. By issue 6 they only printed 500.
Because only ten Zongo Comics were ever published, they are well sought after by collectors due to their rarity.
- (7 issues) created & written by Gary Panter
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) displayed Gary Panter's work, including his Jimbo series as part of the Masters of American Comics exhibition. The exhibition was held from November 20, 2005 through March 12, 2006. The Masters of American Comics explored the rise of newspaper comic strips and comic books while considering their artistic development throughout the century.
Postcards of the covers of Gary Panter's Jimbo comics were available in the MOCA gift shop.
- 1) Zongo Comics Logo
- 2) Jimbo - Red
- 3) Jimbo - Yellow
- (3 issues) created & written by Mary Fleener
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