The illustrative works of Mimi Pond, described by New
Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast as “hilarious, terrifying, moving and
compulsively readable”, have been pouring from her pen since she started at the
National Lampoon magazine in the late ’70s.
In her two graphic semi-memoirs,
Over Easy and The Customer Is Always Wrong, she looks back at her art student
days working Oakland diners in the drugs ’n’ sex-fuelled ’70s – and talks
hospitality, morality, mortality and more with broadcaster Eva Radich.
Image: Lynda Burdick