Co-presented by SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement in partnership with Broken Pencil.Mimi Pond, the cartoonist behind the New York Times bestseller Over Easy (Drawn & Quarterly, 2014) discusses her new graphic novel 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.
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