BINDERY: MariNaomi / Losing the Girl

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

The Bindery hosts MariNaomi as she presents her new book Losing the Girl, the first of the three-book series Life on Earth. Please join us!


Claudia Jones is missing. Her classmates are thinking the worst… or at least the weirdest. It couldn't be an alien abduction, right?


None of Claudia's classmates at Blithedale High know why she vanished -- and they're dealing with their own issues. Emily's trying to handle a life-changing surprise. Paula's hoping to step out of Emily's shadow. Nigel just wants to meet a girl who will laugh at his jokes. And Brett hardly lets himself get close to anybody.

In Losing the Girl, the first book in the Life on Earth trilogy, Eisner-nominated cartoonist MariNaomi looks at life through the eyes of four suburban teenagers: early romance, fraying friendships, and the traces of a mysterious -- maybe otherworldly -- disappearance. Different chapters focus on different characters, each with a unique visual approach.



"Losing the Girl is a success from top to bottom. ... There are many familiar elements of teen romance here, to be sure, but MariNaomi approaches with a level of sophistication and humanity that's rare for any story of this kind." – The Comics Journal


"...gripping, affecting graphic novel. ... A moody, compassionate reflection of  adolescence in turmoil." – Kirkus Reviews


"(MariNaomi's) creative artistic effects amplify the tension and awkward emotions, transforming a familiar story of young love into something memorable and new." – Publisher's Weekly



MariNaomi is the award-winning author and illustrator of four comic memoirs and creator of the Cartoonists of Color database. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and many cats and dogs. Visit her website at



Please note: this event will be at The Bindery, 1727 Haight.


This is an all ages event. The bar opens at 7, event begins at 7:30pm.


RSVP appreciated but not required.


If you cannot attend the event but would like to request a signed copy of Losing the Girl, and/or any of MariNaomi's books, order below and put your request in the comments field. 

Losing the Girl: Book 1 (Life on Earth #1) Cover Image
By Marinaomi, Marinaomi (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781541510449
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graphic Universe (Tm) - May 2018