Press

  • 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”

  • 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 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, May 2016 interview with Andi: “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