July 27-29, 2023

6th Annual Comics Studies Society Conference

MariNaomi will be a keynote speaker. Details TBA


Denton, TX

March, 2023


Pegasus Books Shattuck

SF east bay book launch for I Thought You Loved Me

Details TBA


Pegasus Shattuck Berkeley, CA

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 4, 2023

Silver Sprocket

7 pm: I Thought You Loved Me book launch

Silver Sprocket, Valencia St., San Francisco, CA

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

December 1, 2022

Art in the Panel

Group exhibit. Reception on Dec. 1

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