Today's Brew | The Simpsons
"With Charlie Brown it was about loneliness and isolation. ... Half the strip was about who wasn't there. The parents were never in the picture. The Simpsons is about alienation, and the ambivalence of living with a family who you love, but who drive you completely crazy." (Matt Groening, NPR interview)
NPR has an interview with the creator of the Simpsons ovah here.
And of course if you haven't gotten your copy of the LA Weekly, you've probably missed The Simpsons and the creator Matt Groening featured in it. But with the wonders of the web, the article can be found ovah here
Blender has their list of The Best Simpsons Band Cameos Ever! over here. I'm looking forward to the feature film.