“Dirty Produce” by MariNaomi will be released by Workman Publishing on December 7th.
Celebrity graphic designer MariNaomi reveals what really happens in the produce aisle after dark, conjuring up a hilarious, gift-giving book reimagining our favorite fruits and veggies getting dirty.
In this short, spicy book, observe a three-bean trio; an orgy of purple grapes; the mouth-watering combo of peaches and cream; lighted turnips; And much more. The food is known to add flavor to the bedroom, but MariNaomi’s delicious artwork takes edible aphrodisiacs to a whole new level, highlighting the erotic life of lusty lemons, showy potatoes, and burst cherries.
Blush with tantalizing curiosity over intertwined ginger roots or an overly sweet banana split (with a cherry on top, of course). And mouths won’t be the only thing to make your mouth water while gazing at makeup downright smelly between a clove of garlic and a shallot.
This cheeky and sexy gift is perfect for a partner with a soft spot for fruits and vegetables or to liven up a bachelorette party or bachelorette party or bridal shower. Sure to be a show, âDirty Produceâ is one in a melon.
MariNaomi (she / they) is an award-winning author and illustrator. His work has been published in over 80 print publications and has been featured on websites such as The New Yorker’s Daily Shouts, The Rumpus, Los Angeles Review of Books, Midnight Breakfast, and BuzzFeed.
MariNaomi’s comics and paintings have been shown at the Smithsonian API, the de Young Museum, the Cartoon Art Museum, the Asian Art Museum, and the Japanese American National Museum. In 2011 and 2018 she toured with the literary roadshow “Sister Spit”.
MariNaomi is the founder and administrator of the Cartoonists of Color, Queer Cartoonists and Disabled Cartoonists databases. She has lectured for the MFA program at the California College of the Arts Comics and has been a guest writer for Illustrated PEN. She is co-host of the Ask Bi Grlz podcast with author Myriam Gurba.
MariNaomi lives in Los Angeles with a husband and a menagerie of cats, dogs and baby butterflies.