Mimi Pond

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Mimi Pond is a cartoonist and a writer. Her highest-profile work was for 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. However, 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.[2]

Pond has also written for Designing Women on CBS[citation needed] and Pee-Wee's Playhouse,[3] as well as being a cartoonist for the Los Angeles Times[4] and other publications.[5] 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).[6]

Pond is married to cartoonist and artist Wayne White. They have two children together, Woodrow and Lulu White, who are both artists.[7]



  1. ^ Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire BBC. Retrieved on 6 January 2008
  2. ^ The 24th Annual Literary Awards
  3. ^ Pee-Wee's Playhouse: Rebarella – TV.com
  4. ^ "Cartoons by Mimi Pond". Los Angeles Times. 
  5. ^ 89.3 KPCC | Perspectives | Mimi Pond
  6. ^ White, Diane (April 16, 1986). "Shoe Withdrawal". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2008-01-07. 
  7. ^ Pagel, David (19 February 2011). "Wayne White tells his life story one slide at a time". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 20 January 2013.