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MariNaomi's 2020 Exhibitions and 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.
Watch it here.

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.
Watch it here.

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.
Watch it here.

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."
View the online exhibit here.
Watch the video here.

Distant Stars book cover

Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 7 p.m.—San Francisco Book launch
MariNaomi was interviewed by cartoonist and educator Justin Hall
The Bindery, 1727 Haight St., San Francisco, CA

Sunday, March 8, 2020, 3 p.m.—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
Listen to the audio recording here.

Watch videos of some of MariNaomi's readings here.

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