2017 Events

December, 2017

Giant Robot Post-It Show

Los Angeles, CA

October 9, 2017

Turning Japanese reading

CSU Channel Islands
Camarillo, CA

Sep 22, 2017 – Jan 14, 2018

Drawing it Out exhibition

Visual Art Center
of New Jersey
68 Elm St.
Summit, NJ 07901

August 18, 2017

Vermin on the Mount reading

Book Show
Los Angeles, CA

August 15, 2017

Henry and Glenn Release Party

Amoeba Records
Los Angeles, CA

July 15, 2017

Asian American Comicon Artist Alley

Event to celebrate the George Takei exhibit and anthology

Japanese American National Museum
Los Angeles, CA

June 1, 2017

Radar Superstar: A Queer AF Variety Show

Featuring Clement Hil Goldberg, Javier Luis Hurtado and Ana Montenegro, hosted by Juliana Delgado Lopera

San Francisco Main Public Library
Koret Auditorium
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA

April 29, 2017

RuPaul’s Drag Con panel

With Sina Grace, Mariko Tamaki, Marc Andreyko and Terry Blas, moderated by Drew Droege

Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angeles, CA

April 14 and 15, 2017

Queers & Comics 2017, LGBTQ Cartoonists and Comics Conference

Queers & Comics featured two days of discussion panels, workshops, readings, and comics galore.

MariNaomi participated in the following panels:

Friday, April 14, 2017
Panel: Bisexuality in Comics (with Sonya Saturday, Ellen Forney,
Tara Avery and Jason Quest, moderated by Elizabeth Beier)

Panel: Touring and Promoting Your Work: RoundTable Discu$$ion (with Ed Luce and Nicole J. Georges)

Saturday, April 15, 2017
Panel: Queer By the Bay: Comics From and About the San Francisco Bay Area
The San Francisco Bay Area has long been one of the epicenters of LGBTQ cartooning.
This panel of Bay Area cartoonists from the post-underground period discusses how this
remarkable area’s diverse populations, storytelling traditions, DIY art scenes, and unique
culture have shaped their lives and work (with Tyler Cohen, Tristan Crane and Ed Luce,
moderated by Justin Hall.)

California College of the Arts
1111 8th Street
San Francisco, CA

March 30 to April 16, 2017

“The Big Feminist But” group art exhibition

Eckhaus Gallery
157 W. Main St.
Kutztown, PA

March 11, 2017

Panel: Queer Characters in Novels, Screenplays and Everything in Between

Five writers discuss developing queer characters in their work: from novels to screenplays and everything in between! Join them as they explore how they write compelling, vivid identities; avoid pitfalls such as over-generalizations; connect readers and audiences with their characters’ everyday humanity; and discuss how their approach to crafting queer characters has changed and morphed as LGBTQ rights and visibility have expanded while continuing to be challenged. With Lucy Bledsoe, Our Lady J, Michael Nava and Peter Paige. Moderated by Noel Alumit.

Lambda Lit Fest
Barnsdall Gallery Theater at Barnsdall Art Park

4800 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

February 20, 2017

Telling Our Stories comics workshop

Pitzer College
Los Angeles, CA

February 16, 2017

Why There Are Words reading 

With Melissa Chadburn, Janice Lee, Maggie Rowe and Natashia Deon

Los Angeles, CA

February 2, 2017

AloudLA: 3 Writers on Fear and Loathing

Reading and panel with Sara Benincasa and Shanthi Sekaran, moderated by Michelle Tea

Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles, CA

January 2017

“Direct Action Comics” group art exhibit

University of Massachusetts Amherst