MariNaomi is a graphic memoirist. Her works include Kiss & Tell: A Romantic Resume, Ages 0 to 22Dragon’s Breath and Other True StoriesEstrus Comics and the forthcoming Turning Japanese. Mari’s work on The Rumpus won a SPACE Prize and an honorable mention in Houghton Mifflin’s Best American Comics 2013.

Her artwork has been featured in venues such as the De Young Museum and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. In 2011, Mari toured with the literary roadshow Sister Spit. She is also the creator and curator of the Cartoonists of Color Database and the LGBTQ Cartoonists Database. Visit her website at