2020 Events

October 27, 2020

Escondido Library Pop Culture panel series

Japanese American Voices in Graphic Novels Featuring Taiko Nimura, Frank Abe, Kiku Hughes, Sarah Kuhn, MariNaomi, and Yuko Ota

July 2020

Sol-Con Ohio State panel: Form-ing Ideas: Creators Talk Impact of Styles and Mediums

Moderated by Peyton del Toro, featuring Khaila Carr, Zalrix Franco, Lawrence Lindell, MariNaomi, and Zeke Pena.

July 23, 2020

Comic-Con panel: Comics During Clampdown

How do cartoonists deal with writer’s block in the face of a global pandemic? How do you balance homeschooling with publishing deadlines? Panelists Brian Fies (A Fire Story) Keith Knight (The K Chronicles), MariNaomi (Life on Earth trilogy), Ajuan Mance (2002 Black Men), Thien Pham (Sumo), Jason Shiga (Demon), Gene Luen Yang (Dragon Hoops), and moderator Andrew Farago (Cartoon Art Museum) discuss work-life balance, sanity, and survival in the midst of our brave new world.

July 23, 2020

Comic-Con panel: Body Talk

Visual storytelling mediums have the opportunity to show diverse bodies and yet it seems to still be a struggle to find true representation for many marginalized people. Now, more than ever, having difficult discussions about inclusion, representation, diversity, and the power of stories to remind us all of our humanity matters, need to happen. Join creators Jules Riviera, Christina “Steenz” Stewart, MariNaomi, Sequoia Bostick, and Lilah Sturges for a frank, thoughtful, and funny discussion about these topics. Moderated by Mariah McCourt.

July 8, 2020

Safer At Home, an online exhibition of objects from the ONE Artchives Collection at the USC Libraries

This video is from a series of conversations with contemporary Los Angeles-based artists as part of the online exhibition, “Safer at Home.” For this conversation, curator Alexis Bard Johnson spoke with artist MariNaomi about her daily comic drawings, overall practice, and thoughts on “safer at home.”

March 11, 2020
7:00pm PT

San Francisco Book launch

MariNaomi was interviewed by cartoonist and educator Justin Hall

The Bindery
1727 Haight St.
San Francisco, CA

March 8, 2020
3:00pm PT

Los Angeles book launch for DISTANT STARS

MariNaomi was interview by her husband Gary about her new book

Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027