Risk-Taking and Healthy Realism with MariNaomi - CAL #046

MariNaomi - Risk-Taking and Healthy Realism

MariNaomi is a savvy, award-winning cartoonist whose work has been featured at/on the Smithsonian, LA Review of Books, Buzzfeed, the Cartoon Art Museum, and more! In addition also manages three databases for diverse cartoonists (Cartoonists of Color, LBTQ Cartoonists, and Disabled Cartoonists). In this episode we discuss:

  • How she's managed to make a living in comics

  • The work of develop the databases she manages

  • How the databases have benefite the artists listed in them!

  • The independent path she's taken in comics!

  • Diversity & representation in the comic book industry

  • & more!



QUESTION: Have you use one of these databases? If not, go check them out!