This year at Canzine West, we’re proud to present our first-ever featured speaker: MIMI POND!
Mimi Pond is the cartoonist behind the New York Times bestseller Over Easy (Drawn & Quarterly, 2014). She has created comics for the Los Angeles Times, Seventeen magazine, National Lampoon, and many other publications. She has also written for television: her credits include the first full-length episode of The Simpsons, “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire”, and episodes for the television shows Designing Women and Pee Wee’s Playhouse. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, the painter Wayne White.
Pond will discuss her new graphic novel, Over Easy, in terms of the era in which it is set – the tumultuous world of the 1970’s. Most people under the age of 35 imagine the ’70s to have been nothing but one big non-stop, cocaine-fueled, glittering disco party. Pond thinks of it more as a dark moral swamp she was left to navigate on her own. Some choices made in those days often led to frightening consequences. On the other hand, that very lack of moral judgement meant that one was freer to make one’s own decisions without societal pressure to conform, vastly different from today’s climate of the internet’s harsh snap judgements.
Admittance to Mimi Pond’s talk will be included with the $5 Canzine West entry admission, which also gives you access to our giant zine and indie culture fair and a series of great events featuring book pitches, radical readers, panels and more. Visit the Canzine West page for more info!
An Afternoon With Mimi Pond
4pm – 5pm
Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street
$5 (includes admission to Canzine West)
Supported by SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement
Thanks to our sponsor, Lucky’s Comics!
and our Canzine West Regional Sponsor, Drawn & Quarterly!