Mimi Pond

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Mimi Pond
Occupation Writer, cartoonist, illustrator
Language English
Nationality United States
Genre Comedy
Notable work "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire"
Spouse Wayne White

Mimi Pond is an American cartoonist, illustrator, humorist, and writer.

She briefly worked on The Simpsons, writing the first full-length broadcast episode, "Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire" in 1989 [1], which was nominated for two Emmy awards, but she did not become a regular member of the writing team.[2] She is primarily a cartoonist and illustrator, beginning in the early 1980s for publications such as the National Lampoon, the Village Voice, The New York Times, Adweek, and others. She is the author and illustrator of five humor books and currently contributes to the Los Angeles Times. She won the PEN Center USA award for Graphic Literature Outstanding Body of Work, with a special mention for her 2014 graphic novel, Over Easy, for Canadian publisher Drawn & Quarterly.[3]

Pond has also written for Designing Women on CBS[4] and Pee-Wee's Playhouse,[5] as well as being a cartoonist for the Los Angeles Times[6] and other publications.[7] She also wrote a long-running full page comic for Seventeen Magazine from the 1980s – 1990s.

Following her book Shoes Never Lie, the Boston Globe described her as "perhaps the leading authority on the spiritual, emotional and visceral connection between women and shoes" (for a story on the shoe collection of Imelda Marcos).[8]

Pond is married to cartoonist and artist Wayne White. [9] They have two children together, Woodrow and Lulu White, who are both artists.[10]



  1. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/p/pond_mimi.htm
  2. ^ Loughrey, Clarisse (17 August 2017). "The Simpsons: Writer of first episode says she was kept out of the writer's room for being a woman". The Independent. Retrieved 17 August 2017. 
  3. ^ The 24th Annual Literary Awards Archived 2014-10-31 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Wappler, Margaret (9 April 2014). "L.A. Times". "Mimi Pond graphic novel ‘Over Easy’ pairs sharp humor, feminism". Retrieved 18 January 2017 – via Google News. 
  5. ^ Pee-Wee's Playhouse: Rebarella – TV.com
  6. ^ "Cartoons by Mimi Pond". Los Angeles Times. 
  7. ^ 89.3 KPCC | Perspectives | Mimi Pond Archived 2006-09-29 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ White, Diane (April 16, 1986). "Shoe Withdrawal". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2008-01-07. 
  9. ^ https://www.lambiek.net/artists/p/pond_mimi.htm
  10. ^ Pagel, David (19 February 2011). "Wayne White tells his life story one slide at a time". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 20 January 2013. 

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