MariNaomi is creating comics, podcasts, and community!
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My name is MariNaomi and I'm a visual artist, storyteller, podcaster, and community organizer.

My comics are primarily stories about compassion and complicated relationships. I also have a comic strip called Asian Goth Punks Rule the World! that appears regularly in Razorcake Magazine, and my YA graphic novel trilogy called Life on Earth--the first book, Losing the Girl, came out this year.



In addition to being a cartoonist, I'm also the creator and administrator of the Cartoonists of Color and Queer Cartoonists. These databases, which together feature over 1,500 comics creators, are free to the public. They're a good place to browse and discover the work and talent of marginalized creators. 



This Patreon was created as a way to support my work, and to reward and connect with my readers. I'm offering special access to my work, my artistic process, and a back-log of out-of-print comics, exclusive to my beloved patrons. This includes Patreon-exclusive diary comics, as well as sneak peeks of comics before they're available to the rest of the world.



The money I've made from Patreon has gone right back into my work, affording me to give the databases their own space on the web, to create the podcast Ask Bi Grlz, and more. All this wouldn't have happened without the generosity of my patrons.

If you enjoy my comics or have benefited from my community work, please consider chipping in. Thank you so much!
Tiers
Diary Comics
$1 or more per month
$1 patrons have access to my daily diary comics as I make them, plus all the diary comics I've made in the last month or so.

$1/month includes:
  • Daily diary comics as they're made
  • Access to the last month's worth of diary comics
A bit more
$2 or more per month
$2 patrons not only have access to my diary comics, but they also have access to my WIP and TMI posts. These may include, but aren't limited to: art I'm working on, personal photos, weird shit that's been up with me, and more.

Included in $2 tier:
  • Daily diary comics as they're made
  • Access to the last month's worth of diary comics
  • TMI posts
  • WIP posts
  • Art posts
Comics
$5 or more per month
$5 patrons, in addition to the previous rewards, get to read my new comics as I make them (when I'm contractually allowed to share), and older, sometimes out-of-print comics. They also get access to all the diary comics I've made so far (hundreds!).

Included in $5 tier:

  • New comics
  • Comics backlog, including all diary comics so far
  • All previous rewards
Stuff in the Mail
$25 or more per month (sold out!)
U.S. only

Who doesn't like getting mail? My Stuff-in-the-Mail patrons get something in the mail every month, tailored especially for them. Past rewards include: T-shirts, prints, original artwork, old and new zines, anthologies that include my comics, and other merch I no longer sell at cons because I got tired of lugging that stuff from place to place.

  • Something in the mail each month
  • All previous rewards
Pick My Brain
$100 or more per month (sold out!)
Do you want to chat about life, comics, publishing, or whatever? At this tier, I'll let you "pick my brain" for up to an hour each month via chat or email.
  • 1-hour chat OR 1-hour's worth of emails
  • Previous rewards (except Stuff in the Mail)
Pick My Brain + Stuff in the Mail
$125 or more per month
U.S. only

Here's an option for if you want to pick my brain AND get something fun in the mail each month.

$125/month gets you:

  • 1-hour chat OR 1-hour's worth of emails
  • All previous rewards, including Stuff in the Mail
Mentorship
$150 or more per month (sold out!)
Are you a budding cartoonist or memoirist in need of a little direction? If so, this is the tier for you! For each month your payment is successfully processed, I'll take an overview look at what you're working on, then chat with you for up to an hour to discuss your project, career, motivation, or whatever you need help with.

Note: If you're a student, I am happy to work with your school's mentorship program.

$150/month will get you:
  • Mentorship (light project review, 1 hour of conversation per month)
  • Previous rewards (except Stuff in the Mail)
Mentorship + Stuff in the Mail
$175 or more per month
This is like the Mentorship tier, but includes something in the mail each month.

$175/month gets you:

U.S. only

  • Mentorship (light project review, 1 hour of conversation per month)
  • All previous rewards, including Stuff in the Mail
My name is MariNaomi and I'm a visual artist, storyteller, podcaster, and community organizer.

My comics are primarily stories about compassion and complicated relationships. I also have a comic strip called Asian Goth Punks Rule the World! that appears regularly in Razorcake Magazine, and my YA graphic novel trilogy called Life on Earth--the first book, Losing the Girl, came out this year.



In addition to being a cartoonist, I'm also the creator and administrator of the Cartoonists of Color and Queer Cartoonists. These databases, which together feature over 1,500 comics creators, are free to the public. They're a good place to browse and discover the work and talent of marginalized creators. 



This Patreon was created as a way to support my work, and to reward and connect with my readers. I'm offering special access to my work, my artistic process, and a back-log of out-of-print comics, exclusive to my beloved patrons. This includes Patreon-exclusive diary comics, as well as sneak peeks of comics before they're available to the rest of the world.



The money I've made from Patreon has gone right back into my work, affording me to give the databases their own space on the web, to create the podcast Ask Bi Grlz, and more. All this wouldn't have happened without the generosity of my patrons.

If you enjoy my comics or have benefited from my community work, please consider chipping in. Thank you so much!

Recent posts by MariNaomi

Tiers
Diary Comics
$1 or more per month
$1 patrons have access to my daily diary comics as I make them, plus all the diary comics I've made in the last month or so.

$1/month includes:
  • Daily diary comics as they're made
  • Access to the last month's worth of diary comics
A bit more
$2 or more per month
$2 patrons not only have access to my diary comics, but they also have access to my WIP and TMI posts. These may include, but aren't limited to: art I'm working on, personal photos, weird shit that's been up with me, and more.

Included in $2 tier:
  • Daily diary comics as they're made
  • Access to the last month's worth of diary comics
  • TMI posts
  • WIP posts
  • Art posts
Comics
$5 or more per month
$5 patrons, in addition to the previous rewards, get to read my new comics as I make them (when I'm contractually allowed to share), and older, sometimes out-of-print comics. They also get access to all the diary comics I've made so far (hundreds!).

Included in $5 tier:

  • New comics
  • Comics backlog, including all diary comics so far
  • All previous rewards
Stuff in the Mail
$25 or more per month (sold out!)
U.S. only

Who doesn't like getting mail? My Stuff-in-the-Mail patrons get something in the mail every month, tailored especially for them. Past rewards include: T-shirts, prints, original artwork, old and new zines, anthologies that include my comics, and other merch I no longer sell at cons because I got tired of lugging that stuff from place to place.

  • Something in the mail each month
  • All previous rewards
Pick My Brain
$100 or more per month (sold out!)
Do you want to chat about life, comics, publishing, or whatever? At this tier, I'll let you "pick my brain" for up to an hour each month via chat or email.
  • 1-hour chat OR 1-hour's worth of emails
  • Previous rewards (except Stuff in the Mail)
Pick My Brain + Stuff in the Mail
$125 or more per month
U.S. only

Here's an option for if you want to pick my brain AND get something fun in the mail each month.

$125/month gets you:

  • 1-hour chat OR 1-hour's worth of emails
  • All previous rewards, including Stuff in the Mail
Mentorship
$150 or more per month (sold out!)
Are you a budding cartoonist or memoirist in need of a little direction? If so, this is the tier for you! For each month your payment is successfully processed, I'll take an overview look at what you're working on, then chat with you for up to an hour to discuss your project, career, motivation, or whatever you need help with.

Note: If you're a student, I am happy to work with your school's mentorship program.

$150/month will get you:
  • Mentorship (light project review, 1 hour of conversation per month)
  • Previous rewards (except Stuff in the Mail)
Mentorship + Stuff in the Mail
$175 or more per month
This is like the Mentorship tier, but includes something in the mail each month.

$175/month gets you:

U.S. only

  • Mentorship (light project review, 1 hour of conversation per month)
  • All previous rewards, including Stuff in the Mail