The promotional art Matt Groening drew for Apple

Before "The Simpsons," a younger Matt Groening took some work drawing posters and brochures for Apple's Macs. Here, a couple we haven't seen before.

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Back in 1989, "The Simpsons" had yet to appear on our screens, and 35-year-old Matt Groening -- who had been working as a professional cartoonist on his original strip "Life in Hell" -- picked up some work from a declining computer company by the name of Apple.

The job? Making computers appear "hip" in a brochure called "Who Needs a Computer Anyway?" starring his characters from "Life in Hell." The images featured an appropriately wide-eyed Bongo -- the main character's son -- who was overburdened with work.

This isn't exactly news; scans of the brochure have been floating around the Web for a couple of years now, thanks to The Comics Alliance via Reddit.

Web site VintageZen, however, has uncovered a pair of posters we hadn't seen before. See them at CNET Australia.

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Michelle Starr is the tiger force at the core of all things. She also writes about cool stuff and apps as CNET Australia's Crave editor. But mostly the tiger force thing.

 

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