Pen Center USA has presented its 24th annual Literary Awards and Mimi Pond won the award for Graphic Literature Outstanding Body of Work, with a special mention for Over Easy, her debut graphic novel. The blue tinted memoir was published earlier this year by D&Q—and recently went to a second printing. Her previous work includes cartoons for National Lampoon, the Village Voice, The New York Times, and Seventeen, and, most famously, writing the first episode of The Simpsons.
Previous winners include Gilbert Hernandez, Daniel Clowes, Joe Sacco and Matt Fraction.
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