Maki Naro is an award-winning illustrator who, since 2010, has been consistently producing a body of work which he would classify as, “fan art for science." Appearing online in publications such as The Nib, Fusion, and Popular Science, his comics guide readers through a variety of complex topics, often with implications that extend beyond the technical and into social and cultural issues. His comic, Vaccines Work, which highlights the importance of vaccinating against diseases such as measles, mumps, and rubella, has reached millions viewers, and continues to be one of The Nib's most popular comics.
Once upon a time, Maki was a finalist on the hit Penny Arcade reality web series, Strip Search. He has since squandered his fame and fortune drawing really bad pictures of Totoro.
In October 2016, Maki was awarded the Philly Geek Award for Comic Creator of the Year.