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Mimi Pond's famous Wiener Schnitzel!

Updated June 14, 2012

Apr 2, 2012

"Draw us a recipe." That's the brief we sent to a slew of our favorite comic artists; each week, we're thrilled to present what they sent back. The resulting works of art are fantastic, beautiful, hilarious, thoughtful, informative, and often all of the above and they prove that a recipe doesn't just have to be words on paper. Check out all the Recipe Comix published so far in the archive

This week's comic comes to us from Mimi Pond, a California-based writer and cartoonist whose claims to fame include, among other things, writing the premiere episode of The Simpsons. Here, she tells her own culinary origin story, from humble beginnings as a diner waitress to showing up at parties with cakes as welcome as the second coming. And, of course, Wiener Schnitzel, possibly the world's most beloved food.

Mimi Pond is a cartoonist and writer who has illustrated and written numerous books and the premiere episode of "The Simpsons." She lives in Los Feliz with her husband, the painter Wayne White, and their two children. Read more about her at her website.
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  Mimi Pond's Phyllis Diller cartoon!

Updated February 28, 2012

My Phyllis Diller cartoon!

by Mimi Pond

So, about two months after my inital visit to Phyllis' house, I finally published this cartoon in the LA Times.



Because, on January 4th, I got to visit Phyllis again and hang out in her studio with her. I was told by her assistant that she wasn't sure if I would get to hang out while Phyllis painted or if it'd just be a straight-up interview, 30 MINUTES TOPS!!! But luckily, Phyllis was in the mood to paint on January 4th. I took a seat on a stool and sketched her as she painted, all the while desperately trying to think of WHAT to ask her that she hasn't already been asked in her 94-going-on-95 years! I'm no Barbara Walters when it comes to interviews, and I already felt like I was impinging on her private time. I was TORN! Torn, I tell you, between just wanting to watch her in silence, and feeling like I had to get a story. But you know me, I always get my story. Phyllis was very kind, but she wasn't "on." She was painting! And I didn't want to make her work for my cartoon. That was my job. It only took about two weeks of mulling and about an entire pad of the tracing paper upon which I always do my roughs, to carve it out. These little sketchy things I do, of about 8 panels or so, they look like I just dashed them off. BUT I DON'T!!!! It may look easy. Which is good, it's supposed to. BUT IT AIN'T!
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Mimi Pond cartoon in the LA Times!

Updated January 12, 2012

October 31, 2011

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