Cartoonist, graphic novelist, writer and illustrator Mimi Pond started at National Lampoon magazine in the late 1970s. She writes for television, and penned the first full-length broadcast episode of The Simpsons, which won two Emmy Awards. Pond has presented her memoir in two graphic novels - Over Easy (2014) and The Customer Is Always Wrong (2017). Over Easy won a place on the New York Times Best Seller List, the PEN Center USA award for Graphic Literature Outstanding Body of Work, and an Inkpot Award from Comic Con International in San Diego. Pond has also created comics for many publications including Los Angeles Times and Seventeen Magazine and has written five humour books. She appears this weekend at the NZ Festival Writers & Readers.