I Thought You Loved Me Book Tour dates

November 4, 2023

Panels in Action

10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: 3rd annual “Panels in Action,” a half-day event with authors and illustrators of graphic novels, comics, and manga. Details TBA


City of Ontario Public Library, 3850 E. Riverside Dr., Ontario, California

September 9-10, 2023

Small Press Expo

Details TBA


Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, Rockville, MD

July 27-29, 2023

6th Annual Comics Studies Society Conference

MariNaomi will be a keynote speaker. Details TBA


UNT Gateway Center, Denton, TX

TBA, 2023

Henderson’s Writer’s Group

Dime Grinds author meet and greet. Details TBA


Virtual event

June 3-4, 2023

Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL (right off the Thorndale Red Line Stop)

May 26, 2023


Libelula Books – San Diego Book Launch

Details TBA

Libelula Books, Barrio Logan, San Diego, CA

April 3-4, 2023


Rhode Island School of Design

Schoolwide lecture on April 3, 6:30 pm. Class visits on April 3 and 4.

Rhode Island School of Design, 20 Washington Place, Providence, RI

April 2, 2023


Riffraff Bookstore – Providence Book Launch

Details TBA

Riffraff Bookstore and Bar, 60 Valley St. #107A, Providence, RI

March 30, 2023


Bigger Boat Visiting Writers’ Series – An Evening with MariNaomi

6:30 p.m. MariNaomi will read from their new book I Thought You Loved Me, and talk with Michael Fournier about the book, followed by a Q&A. 

Cape Cod Community College, Larusso Solarium, West Barnstable, MA

March 23, 2023


Pegasus Shattuck – SF East Bay Book Launch

7 p.m.: It’s a double feature! Please join us for this exciting double book launch and visual reading. MariNaomi (I Thought You Loved Me) and Tessa Brunton (Notes from a Sick Bed) will read from their respective graphic memoirs and be in conversation about their work.

Pegasus Shattuck, 2349 Shattuck Ave.,  Berkeley, CA

March 11, 2023


Fantagraphics Bookstore – Seattle Book Launch

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Book launch conversation with Megan Kelso, and reception for a Mutha art show curated by Meg Lemke.

Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, 1201 South Vale St. (at Airport Way S.), Seattle, WA

March 10, 2023



9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. panel: Comics are the Future: Transformative Storytelling through Sequential Art, with Dr. Charles Johnson, Dr. Jose Alaniz, Megan Kelso, MariNaomi, moderated by Meg Lemke

Seattle Convention Center Summit Bldg. Level 3 Rooms 333-334 Seattle, WA

March 8, 2023


Timberland Regional Library – An Evening with MariNaomi

Join us for the Olympia book launch of MariNaomi’s newest graphic memoir, I Thought You Loved Me, a collage-comics memoir about queer friendship and the unreliability of memory. The evening will consist of a reading with visuals by MariNaomi, followed by a moderated conversation with the author and Frank Hussey of Danger Room Comics, and then a short Q&A and book signing. This event will occur after business hours and no other library services will be available.

Olympia Public Library, Olympia, WA

March 4, 2023

Silver Sprocket – San Francisco Book Launch with Rob Kirby

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.: Book launch for MariNaomi’s I Thought You Loved Me and Rob Kirby’s Marry Me a Little. Mari and their comics hero and friend Rob will be in conversation about their queer graphic memoirs.

Silver Sprocket, 1018 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA

February 26, 2023

Skylight Books – Los Angeles Book Launch with Megan Kelso

5 p.m.:  Book launch for MariNaomi’s I Thought You Loved Me and Megan Kelso’s Who Will Make the Pancakes?

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

February 10-11, 2023

University of Iowa Mellon Sawyer Racial Reckoning in Comics

Friday, Feb. 10, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.: MariNaomi “How to Become an Overnight Success in Twenty Years” introduced by Rachel Williams
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.: MariNaomi and Joe Sacco signing at Prairie Lights Bookstore

Saturday, Feb. 11, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Panel discussion: Joe Sacco and MariNaomi moderated by Esther Claudio.


Iowa City Public Library, 123 South Linn St., Iowa City, IA

February 8, 2023

San Francisco State University Comics Studies Panel

Education and banned comics panel, featuring comics authors Joel Christian Gill, Maia Kobabe, and MariNaomi, and Joe Schmidt of the NYC Department of Education.


Watch the video.

January 19-March 24, 2023

Comics is a Medium, Not a Genre

Group art exhibition curated by Joel Christian Gill. Read about it here.

Boston University, Faye G., Jo, and James Stone Gallery, 855 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA

December 1, 2022 to February 17, 2023

Art in the Panel

Exhibiting artists: Dustin Garcia, Joan Reilly, Jules Rivera, and MariNaomi

Artopia Gallery Creative World Art Center 524 S. 1st Ave. Arcadia, CA