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Mariko Tamaki
Writer. Amateur spy. Craftier.
Writer. Amateur spy. Craftier.
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MY DIVERSITY SPEECH
This year I was honored to be a guest keynote for the 2017 Queers and Comics Conference , which is run by the amazing Justin Hall and Jennifer Camper (give them a hand) and featured a carnival of incredible writers and artists and fans. This weekend CCA rel...

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THE MOST
A few weeks ago ,the American Library Association announced that This One Summer (co-created by myself and Jillian Tamaki) was the most challenged book in the U.S. of 2016. So we are, literally, #1. Challenged books are challenged because of complaints to l...

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LUMBERJANES!
I am so super happy to announce that I will be working on an illustrated middle-grade fiction Lumberjanes series based on the comics published by BOOM! Studios. The main thing to say here is that I am a tremendous fan of this series.  FULL ON.  I love the a...

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A few months ago I was approached by Pen America to write something about censorship and my experiences of book banning with This One Summer, my graphic novel with Jillian Tamaki. I was really happy to have the opportunity to put my thoughts down.  I'm copy...

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Questions!
[I'd like to thank the kids who participated in my Calgary Wordfest Panel on October 13th, with Erin Bow, whose participation and enthusiasm inspired this post.] I want to take a second to talk to you guys about something I've noticed, which has to do with ...

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UPDATE!
Holy cow it has been a long time.   And a lot has happened in
the last little bit. To summarize some recent announcements. I am currently working for DC Comics on Supergirl: Being Super ,
with the amazing Joëlle Jones , which you can also read about here (a...

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Questions!
Hello! I am headed out on the road, again (actually I'm on the road now) and I wanted to take a second to talk to you guys about something I've noticed, which has to do with PANELS. PANELS and TALKS are how publishers deliver writers to audiences and reader...

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Germany
Almost everywhere I've travelled outside of Canada and the US has been for comics and books.  Which is a pretty amazing thing, because not every job hands you a ticket to another country, where all you need to do for said ticket is talk about yourself. I ha...

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On the Road (again)
A couple things. First.  I just wrapped up a comic (in that I just finished admiring the artwork being created)  I'm doing with the incredible Fiona Smyth for Hope Nicholson's Secret Loves of Geek Girls anthology. Here is a sneaky preview. NEXT! COMING TO A...

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Can't stand the way you talk or the things you have to say?
January, 2011.   I am a keynote speaker at Telling Stories: Representing Difference/Different Representations  at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon .  Which is in and of itself kind of a nerve wrecking venture.  I mean, come on, you mess up  on so...
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