MariNaomi Introduces Book Two in Her Life on Earth YA Graphic Novel Series

By Libby Stille, Publicist

Last spring, cartoonist MariNaomi launched her Life on Earth YA graphic novel series with Losing the Girl: Book OneLosing the Girl followed several teens as they grapple with the usual perils of being a teenager . . . and the mysterious disappearance of their classmate, Claudia Jones.

In Gravity’s Pull: Book Two, Claudia has returned, and she exerts a strange (perhaps otherworldly?) effect on her classmates. We asked Mari to share a note to her readers about Gravity’s Pull and what’s next for the students at Blithedale High School. Read More

Graphic Novelist MariNaomi on “Unlikable” Characters

By Greg Hunter, Associate Editorial Director, Graphic Universe

I was a fan of MariNaomi’s graphic memoirs before reading the proposal for her new YA graphic novel Losing the Girl. Even so, the book’s treatment really struck me with the complexity, range, and unvarnished portrayal of its characters. In celebration of the book’s pub month, I spoke with Mari about writing characters and keeping them complicated. Read More