March 8-11, 2023


Panel TBA

Seattle, WA

February 26, 2023

Skylight Books

7 pm: I Thought You Loved Me book launch

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

February 10-11, 2023

University of Iowa Mellon Sawyer

“Racial Reckoning Through Comics”

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

November 5, 2022

Pride on the Page Book Festival

MariNaomi will be a featured guest of Pride on the Page

11:15 am – 12:15 pm panel: “Angst, Bravery, and Compassion: The ABC’s of LGBTQ+ YA Fiction and Graphic Novels” with Abdi Nazemian, Lucy Bledsoe, Molly Knox Ostertag, moderated by Amy Spalding

Palm Springs, CA

October 8, 2022

Cartoons Crossroads Columbus (CXC)

MariNaomi will be a featured guest of CXC.

1 pm panel: MariNaomi Spotlight, interviewed by Rachel Miller
7 pm panel: CCAD guest Spotlight, with Trung Le Nguyen and Maia Kobabe

Cartoon Crossroads Columbus 4364 N High St. #141404 Columbus, OH 43214

September 4, 2022

San Francisco Zine Fest

1 pm to 2 pm panel: “Just Being is an Act of Protest” with Gaia Weise, Maia Kobabe, and TBA

City View at Metreon, San Francisco, CA

August 9, 2022

Emily Carr University Vancouver

Visiting cartoonist Q&A

Virtual visit

March 17, 2022

The Center for Cartoon Studies

Visiting cartoonist guest lecture

Virtual visit

February 28, 2022

Banned Book Panel

CBLDF and NCAL panel on book banning

Watch now

February 12, 2022

WriteGirl Journalism Workshop

Interview about career trajectory for a teen audience


February 9, 2022

Banned Book Panel

Following a screening of The Never List, director Michelle Mower, screenwriter Ariadne Schaffer, and Betsy Gomez of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund spoke with MariNaomi about her banned book, Losing the Girl.

Alamo Draft House Katy, Texas

January 29, 2022

Japanese American National Museum virtual panel discussing Mine’ Okubo’s Citizen 13660

Moderated by Rose Keiko Higa, featuring Kiku Hughes, Yumi Sakugawa, and MariNaomi