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MIMI POND discusses her graphic novel THE CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS WRONG with WAYNE WHITE

The Customer is Always Wrong (Drawn & Quarterly)

Join LA-based cartoonist Mimi Pond for the launch of her highly-anticipated graphic novel The Customer Is Always Wrong. Told in the same brash yet earnest style as her previous memoir Over Easy, The Customer is Always Wrong is the saga of a young naïve artist named Madge working in a restaurant of charming drunks, junkies, thieves, and creeps. Taking place in Oakland in the late seventies, Pond’s story details the trials and tribulations of Madge’s daily grind as a waitress at the Imperial Cafe.

Mimi Pond is a cartoonist, illustrator, and writer. 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.

Wayne White was born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Originally White built his reputation as a world-class illustrator, animator, puppeteer, cartoonist and art director in New York and Los Angeles. He is most well-known as the Emmy-award-winning set and puppet designer of the seminal and influential 1980s children’s TV show “Pee-wee’s Playhouse.” In the last 16 years, White’s reputation in the art world has been firmly established with his masterfully created word paintings and for his rollicking, site-specific installations. He lives in Los Angeles.

Event date: 
Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
The Customer Is Always Wrong Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781770462823
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Drawn & Quarterly - August 8th, 2017

Over Easy Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781770461536
Availability: Not in stock. Available To Order.
Published: Drawn & Quarterly - April 15th, 2014

Splitting Hairs: The Bald Truth about Bad Hair Days Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9780684826431
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Published: Touchstone Books - December 8th, 1998