Press

  • Voyage LA, March 2022 interview “Rising Stars: Meet MariNaomi”
  • Write On! Radio Special Episode, October 2021 KFAI interview by Annie Harvieux
  • A Fine Case for Pencils, September 2021 interview about tools of the trade
  • My News LA, August 2021 “Murals Unveiled to Combat Anti-AAPI Hate in San Gabriel Valley”
  • Long Beach Press Telegram, August 2021, “New Cerritos Mural Captures History of Anti-Asian Discrimination” by Hunter Lee
  • Patron Hunt, July 2021 “Discover your next favorite creator: MariNaomi”
  • Out Traveler, June 2021 “Queer Comic Artist’s LA Mural Combats Anti-Asian Hate” by Jacob Anderson-Minshall
  • Medium, June 2021 “Stopping Anti-Asian Hate with a Comic Strip and a Cat” by Jennifer Chen
  • Rafu Shimpo, June 2021 “Art in Action Against Hate
  • Washington Post, April 2020 “Four graphic novels that illuminate anti-Asian racism through personal experience”
  • Make It Then Tell Everybody, March 2021 podcast with Dan Berry (56 min.)
  • The Columbus Dispatch, March 2021, “Visual Art + Feminism events at Ohio State Highlight Databases” by Margaret Quamme
  • ShoutOut LA, December 2020 “Meet MariNaomi / Author, Visual Artist & Community Organizer”
  • Metropolis Japan—September 2020 “3 Female Artists You Should Follow”
  • Queer Majority—September 2020 “MariNaomi’s Story”
  • Solrad, July 2020 “Knowing is Half the Battle: MariNaomi Gives Advice on the Publishing Industry”
  • The Orange County Register, July 2020 “How LA-based comics artist MariNaomi created Cartoonists of Color”
  • Very Very Shopping Network 3, July 2020 (Shopping network video, 16 min.)
  • Comics Experience, July 2020 “MariNaomi’s Databases and Addressing Creator Diversity Thoughtfully”
  • Bitches on Comics, June 2020 podcast “Episode 41.0: These people matter!” (1 hour, 6 minutes)
  • Apparel for Authors, March 2020 (Literary fashion blog)
  • 15 Minutes: a podcast about fame, with Jamie Berger, September 2019 “Episode 71: MariNaomi”
  • Creator at Large / The Business of Comic Books podcast, August 2019  “Risk-Taking and Healthy Realism with MariNaomi”
  • Publisher’s Weekly, April 2019 “MariNaomi Shines a Light on Diverse Cartoonists”
  • Yale News, February 2019 “Graphic Novelist Explores Identity at Asian-American Cultural Center”
  • Pacific Standard, January 2019 recommendations “Author and Illustrator MariNaomi Examines the Lifes of Complex Characters”
  • BackerKit, November 2018 interview “MariNaomi is Making a Difference with the Cartoonists of Color Database”
  • Razorcake Podcast, November 2018 audio “MariNaomi Interview Podcast by Todd Taylor”
  • XOXO Talk, September 2018 video “MariNaomi, Cartoonist/Community Organizer – XOXO Festival”
  • A People’s Guide to Publishing podcast, September 2018 interview with Joe Biel “Identity Politics” (1 hour, 17 min.)
  • Los Feliz Ledger, August 2018 “MariNaomi’s Comic Sensibility”
  • Lerner Books Blog, May 2018 “Graphic Novelist MariNaomi on ‘Unlikable’ Characters”
  • Voyage LA, April 2018 “Meet MariNaomi”
  • Lerner Books Blog, April 2018 “Meet Graphic Novel Author MariNaomi”
  • Literary Hub, November 2017 “Margaret Atwood, Molly Crabapple, and More, Recommend Books to Donald Trump”
  • The Book Smugglers, November 2017 “Cover Reveal: Losing the Girl by MariNaomi”
  • Gut Feelings Zine, August 2017 interview: “Inside the Head of MariNaomi”
  • Comics Beat, August 2017 interview by Andrea Ayres: “DeConnick and MariNaomi on #visiblewomen: Creating Community and Change One Resource At a Time”
  • Giant Robot Media, July 2017 interview and video “Illustrating the Awesome and the Awkward”
  • Mixd Azn Queers Zine, 2017 interview by Jess Wu-O
  • Fiction Advocate, March 2017 interview by E.B. Bartels: “Non-Fiction by Non-Men: MariNaomi”
  • ROAR, February 2017 interview by Ashley Perez: Roar Spotlight #2: MariNaomi
  • Society6, January 2017 roundup: “#ArtGoals: Artists on New Year’s Resolutions and How to Stick To ‘Em”
  • Recommended if You Like podcast, 2016 interview with Brian Heater, episode 199 (53 minutes)
  • Howlarium, December 2016 roundtable discussion: “Beyond Ideology? Creative writing’s (new?) political imperatives”
  • Fusion, October 2016 interview with Sulagna Misra: “Turning Japanese makes learning a new language into a globe-trotting adventure”
  • Catapult, October 2016 roundtable discussion with Nicole Chung, Liana Finck, and Amy Kurtzweil: “I only draw when I’m bursting to say something”
  • Catapult, October 2016 article about process: “The Making of a Comics Memoir”
  • Vice Magazine, The Creators Project, September 2016 interview with Mike Steyels: “A Peek Inside the Essential Cartoonists of Color Database”
  • Brooklyn Paper, September 2016 article by Lauren Gill: “Brooklyn Book Fest Paints Downtown Read”
  • Fuse Literary blog, September 2016 interview with agent Gordon Warnock: “I Thought You Hated Me Is Out Now”
  • Comics Alternative Interviews podcast, September 2016 episode featuring 2dcloud creators Gina Wynbrandt, Will Dinski and MariNaomi (1 hour, 43 min.)
  • Los Angeles MagazineSeptember 2016 feature by Mia Nakaji Monnier
  • The Comics Journal podcast, August 2016 interview with Greg Hunter (33 min.)
  • Yay!LA Art & Culture Magazine, August 2016 interview by Daniel Barron“Talking Graphic Images with MariNaomi”
  • The Mixed Experience podcast, July 2016 interview with Heidi Durrow (27 min.)
  • Sagittarian Matters podcast, July 2016 interview with Nicole J. Georges (52 min.)
  • We Should Be Friends podcast, July 2016 interview, episode 30 (audio, 1.5 hours)
  • TORJA Japanese Magazine, July 2016 interview with Ai Sakai (in Japanese)
    The Comics Journal, June 2016 conversation with Rob Kirby: “I Want Everything to Mean Something”
  • Talk Story, June 2016 interview with Nishat Kurwa
  • Comic Book Resources, June 2016 interview with Alex Dueben: “MariNaomi Explores Being Young and Turning Japanese
  • Bitch Media, June 2016 interview with Amy Lam: “MariNaomi Looks In Between Cultures in Illustrated Memoir Turning Japanese
  • Vice Magazine, May 2016 interview with Rachel Davies: “Exploring Japanese Identity as a Hostess in Illegal Expat Bars”
  • The Millions, May 2016 interview with Mia Nakaji Monnier: “I Was Never Big on Fitting In”
  • Marie Claire, May 2016 interview with Steph Opitz: “Homeward Bound”
  • AndiLit blog, May 2016 interview with Andi Cumbo-Floyd: “You Can’t Please Everybody”
  • INQ Podcast, May 2016 interview with Zan Christensen about how to write memoir without pissing people off (45 min.)
  • Unicorn Booty, March 2016 interview with Zan Christensen: “Autobiography of a Japanese Bar Hostess”
  • Toronto Star, February 2016 interview with Ryan Porter
  • The Town Crier, February 2016 discussion with Kendra Yee and Laura Kenins: “Write Who You Know”
  • Tight Pencils Podcast, January 2016 interview with Kevin Budnick
  • Black Girl Nerds, December 2015 interview with Joelle Monique: “CALA Spotlight”
  • Bitch Media Popaganda Podcast, July 2015 interview with Kristin Rogers Brown
  • Warscapes, January 2015 interview with Grace Jung: “Chronicles of a Teenage Runaway”
  • Women Write About Comics, December 2014 interview with Megan Purdy: “Building on Community, Necessity, and Forgiveness”
  • The Blood-Jet Radio, December 2014 interview with Rachelle Cruz (audio 40 min.)
  • Large-Hearted Boy, November 2014 autobio Book Notes playlist for Dragon’s Breath and Other True Stories
  • Comic Book Resources, October 2014 interview with Alex Dueben
  • Ottawa Writes Podcast, October 2014 interview with Kevin Johns (audio 47 min.)
  • Brevity Magazine, September 2014 interview with Sarah Einstein
  • Books and Authors Podcast, September 2014 interview with Cary Barbor Zahaby (audio 17 min.)
  • BookTrib Magazine, September 2014 interview with Tahneer Oksman
  • The Nerds of Color Hard N.O.C. Life, September 2014 video interview with Keith Chow (video 40 min.)
  • Peach Fuzz Magazine, 2014 interview with Trish Connelly
  • Creative Ladies, April 2014 Welcome to Ladyville interview with Kerry Winfrey
  • Panel Patter, January 2014 interview with Whit Taylor
  • Shakeytown Radio Podcast, September 2013 interview with Brodie Foster Hubbard (audio 68 min.)
  • Hyphen Magazine (excerpt), Summer 2013 interview with Cathlin Goulding
  • Ladydrawers blog, January 2013 interview with Anne Elizabeth Moore
  • Art Animal—July 2012 interview with Alison Kjeldgaard
  • Rumpus Letters In the Mail reading, Verdi Club, San Francisco, June 2012 (video)
  • LA Zine Fest Sleep Deprived reading, Los Angeles, June 2012 (video)
  • Geek Bombast Podcast, February 2012 interview (audio 7 min.)
  • TCJ Talkies Podcast, November 2011 interview/MIX panel with Noah Van Sciver and Mike Dawson (audio 47 min.)
  • Radar blog, October 2011 interview about vampires with Michelle Tea
  • Booksmith Reading, April 2011 reading at Booksmith in San Francisco, CA, plus Q&A (video)
  • Graphic Novel Reporter, April 2011 interview with John Hogan: “Lovers’ (Memory) Lane
  • San Francisco Chronicle, April 2011 interview with Nellie Bowles
  • Smith Magazine, April 2011 interview with Lisa Qiu
  • Large-Hearted Boy, March 2011 autobio Book Notes playlist for Kiss & Tell
  • The Comics Journal, March 2011 interview with Rob Clough
  • Nichi Bei Times, January 2010 interview with Beth Hillman
  • The Puppy reading, Three Dollar Bill Cafe, San Francisco, March 2008 (video)
  • With Zan Christensen of Northwest Press—Wondercon, San Francisco, February 2008 (30-sec. video)
  • Ink Studs Podcast, 2008 interview with Robin McConnell (audio 27 min.)
  • SFist, 2007 interview with Christina Loff
  • LaDy LaMb&Popsy, 2007 interview with Claudio Parentela
  • That’s Clever, season 4, episode 6, 2006 HGTV (video)
  • Juxtapoz Tribe, 2005 interview with Dharmabox