MariNaomi has been making memoir comics since 1997. She's the author and illustrator of the SPACE Prize–winning Kiss & Tell: A Romantic Resume, Ages 0 to 22 (Harper Perennial, 2011), the Eisner-nominated Dragon's Breath and Other True Stories (2dcloud/Uncivilized Books, 2014), the upcoming Turning Japanese (2dcloud, 2016) and I Thought You Hated Me (Retrofit Comics, 2016), and her self-published Estrus Comics (1998 to 2009). Mari's work on the Rumpus won a SPACE Prize and an honorable mention in Houghton Mifflin's Best American Comics 2013.
MariNaomi's artwork has been featured in such institutions as the De Young Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the Cartoon Art Museum, San Francisco's Asian American Museum, and the Japanese American Museum in Los Angeles and San Jose. She is the creator and curator of the Cartoonists of Color Database and the LGBTQ Cartoonists Database.
MariNaomi has been making comics since 1997. She recently created and launched the Cartoonists of Color Database, as well as the LGBTQ Cartoonists Database. Her work has appeared in "I Saw You: Comics Inspired by Real-Life Missed Connections," Eisner-nominated "No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics," as well as her award-winning graphic memoir, "Kiss & Tell: A Romantic Resume" (Harper Perennial, 2011) and her newest collection, "Dragon's Breath and Other True Stories" (2D Cloud/Uncivilized Books, 2014). She splits her time between Los Angeles and San Francisco.
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