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MariNaomi's Frequently Asked Questions

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HOW CAN I BEST SUPPORT YOUR WORK?

~ Become a patron! This supports me both financially and emotionally.
~ Buy (and read) my books
~ Buy my merch - clothing, sticker apps, prints...
~ Ask for my books at libraries
~ Rate my work on Goodreads, Amazon, iTunes, etc.
~ Spread the word

ARE YOU OPEN FOR PERSONAL COMMISSIONS?

About once a year, I open up for commissions for animal portraits (sorry, no humans).
I announce these rare moments on social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Patreon),
so follow me there for the latest updates.

CAN YOU CREATE A COMIC FOR MY MAGAZINE/WEBSITE/ETC.?

Depending on my workload, occasionally I have time for this type of thing.
Contact me via email with the following information:
~ Theme for the comic/issue and/or why you think my work would be a good fit
~ Specs (page count, dimensions, color or black and white)
~ Timeline / due date
~ Rights and reprint information
~ Amount you're offering for payment

DO YOU DO PRO-BONO WORK?

No. All my charitable energy is funneled into my databases, other community work I have
chosen to do specifically, and favorite charities I've set aside money to donate to each year.
There's only so much I can give!

DO YOU DO IN-PERSON VISITS?

I love visiting schools to talk about my craft! I'm also happy to guest at conventions, book
fairs and whatnot, depending on the timing and funds available.
For small classes and book clubs with a tighter budget, I sometimes do video chats.
Email me with your request, timeline, and budget.

CAN I HIRE YOU TO DRAW A COMIC I WROTE?

No.

CAN I ASK FOR YOUR ADVICE ABOUT ART/WRITING/PUBLISHING?

For advice-seekers, I have a limited number of consulting/pick-my-brain and mentorship
slots available on Patreon. I also occasionally provide mentorship through colleges.

If you want advice but are short of funds, you're welcome to write in to
my podcast, Ask Bi Grlz, where I and my cohost, author Myriam Gurba, give advice
about all sorts of things, including creating and publishing. Before you write
us, please take a look at our old episodes to make sure we haven't already
answered your question!

WILL YOU PROMOTE MY WORK?

I'm a cartoonist, not a promoter! However, I do occasionally call out work that has
personally touched me. I also regularly feature the work of exceptional marginalized
cartoonists via my Cartoonists of Color and Queer Cartoonists databases.
I don't accept requests, however I've created a FAQ that includes information on how
to best angle one's self to become a featured creator. Read it here.

WILL YOU INTRODUCE ME TO YOUR FAMOUS FRIEND?

Haha no...

WILL YOU FOLLOW ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA?

Nowadays, I generally follow people back if I know them pretty well in real life.
I sometimes make exceptions for people who engage with me in interesting, fun ways.
Bonus points if you're an animal lover and can make me laugh. (Note: If you instantly
DM me with spam the moment I follow you, I will unfollow immediately)

HOW DID YOU GET TO WHERE YOU ARE IN YOUR CAREER?

Short answer: I've been making and publishing comics since 1997, and I had my
first book published in 2011. That's a good 14 years of toiling in obscurity, so
really there's no easy answer to how I got to where I am.

If you really want the gruesome details, check out my ABOUT page, where I've collected
many interviews I've done over the years.

WHO ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE CREATORS?

I made a list of book recommendations here.

HOW CAN I CONTACT YOU?

Email: marinaomi (at) pobox (dot) com

Mail mail: MariNaomi, P.O. Box 39a73, Los Angeles, CA 90039-0073, U.S.A.

 

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