12:20pm PT by Andy Lewis
'Simpsons' Artist Liz Climo Signs Book Deal
The Simpsons and web comic artist Liz Climo’s new book, Best
Year Bear Ever: A Year in the Little World of Liz, will come out in fall 2018, publisher Running Press announced Tuesday.
For those not familiar with Climo’s animals-in-everyday-conversation style of comics, she provided a special one just for The Hollywood Reporter:
Climo, who is a storyboard artist for Fox's The Simpsons, has published two collections of her comics, The Little World of Liz and Lobster Is the Best Medicine. She’s also written two Rory the Dinosaur books for little kids (with a third due in October). All told, there are more than 1.5 million copies of Climo's books in print worldwide. She’s especially well-known in China, where her local publisher, Guomai, says she has the most popular comics in the country.
In addition to that, Climo also has a thriving career as a greeting card artist (800,000 sold in North America) and produces calendars and magnets. She also maintains popular Instagram and Tumblr feeds.
Climo grew up in San Francisco and moved to Los Angeles to work on The Simpsons. She lives in the city with her husband and daughter.
Climo is repped by New Leaf Literary & Media.