Maia Kobabe

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Maia Kobabe
Date of birth 1991[1]
Nationality American (United States of America)
Pronouns e/em/eir[2]
Gender identity Nonbinary
Occupation author and illustrator
Known for Gender Queer: A Memoir

Maia Kobabe is a nonbinary, queer author and illustrator with an MFA in Comics from California College of the Arts. E has been self publishing comics since 2010.[3] Eir work focuses on themes of identity, sexuality, anti-fascism, fairy tales, and homesickness.[4] Maia has created a graphic novel memoir called Gender Queer: A Memoir (which won a Stonewall Honor award in 2020[5]) and short comics that have been published on The Nib.

Kobabe created the following comics:[3]

  • Tom O'Bedlam (2015)
  • The Thief's Tales #1 and #2
  • The Non-Binary Bunny

E has also made short comics for these anthologies:[3]

  • Alphabet (2015)
  • Tabula Idem (2017)
  • Mine! (2018)
  • Gothic Tales of Haunted Love (2018)
  • The Secret Love of Geeks (2018)
  • Faster Than Light Y'all (2018)
  • Advanced Death Saves (2019)
  • How to Wait (2019)
  • Shout Out (2019)
  • Rolled and Told (2019)



  1. Watts, Katie (January 6, 2015). "Petaluma comic artist draws on passion". Santa Rosa Press Democrat. Retrieved May 10, 2020.
  2. Oliver, Andy (May 15, 2019). "Gender Queer: A Memoir – Maia Kobabe Explains What it Means to Be Non-Binary and Asexual in Eir Vitally Important Graphic Memoir from Lion Forge". Broken Frontier. Retrieved May 10, 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Kobabe, Maia. “About.” About - Maia Kobabe,
  4. Kobabe, Maia. “Maia Kobabe.” The Nib, The Nib, 7 Feb. 2020,