Maia Kobabe

  • Northern California

Maia Kobabe is a graduate of the first ever class in the MFA in Comics program at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Eir first full length book, GENDER QUEER: A MEMOIR, is due out from Lion Forge Comics in 2019. E is also the illustrator of TOM O'BEDLAM, a single issue which was accepted into the Society of Illustrator's Comic and Cartoon Art annual and nominated for an Ignatz Award in 2016. Maia's short comics have been published on The Nib and included in the anthologies ALPHABET (2015), TABULA IDEM (2017), MINE! (2018), GOTHIC TALES OF HAUNTED LOVE (2018), THE SECRET LOVES OF GEEKS (2018), FASTER THAN LIGHT Y’ALL (2018), ADVANCED DEATH SAVES (2019) and the forthcoming THEATER OF TERROR and WAITING FOR IT. Before setting out to work freelance full-time, e worked for over ten years in libraries and now writes book reviews for Publisher's Weekly. E has been self-publishing comics and zines since 2010, and has attended over fifty comic conventions in that time. Eir work is heavily influenced by fairy tales, homesickness, and the search for identity.

Maia Kobabe is represented by Emily Mitchell of the Wernick and Pratt Agency.


MFA in Comics at California College of the Arts

2013 – 2015 San Francisco, CA

BFA in Studio Art at Dominican University of California

2007 – 2011 San Rafael, CA


Queer Comics Live

Queers and Comics Conference San Francisco, CA

Two pages included in a group show.

Alphabet: The Queer Comics Anthology

Cartoon Art Museum San Francisco, CA

Four pages included in a group show.

Society of Illustrator’s Comic and Cartoon Art Annual

Museum of American Illustration New York, NY

“Tom o’Bedlam” accepted into the annual show

Shared Universe: Comics Work

Strathemore Mansion North Bethesda, MD

Three pages included in a group show.

Guest Cartoonist

Charles M Schulz Museum Santa Rosa, CA

Emerging Artist: Maia Kobabe Solo

The Cartoon Art Museum San Francisco, CA

A selection of pencils and digital prints from the book GENDER QUEER.