Maki Naro is freelance illustrator who, since 2010, has been consistently producing a body of work which he would classify as, “fan art for science." His comics guide readers through a variety of complex topics, with implications that often extend beyond that of just science, and into social and cultural issues. Maki’s clients include online publications such as The Nib, Popular Science, Fusion, and Knowable Magazine, as well as Genentech, where he illustrated some of the biotech giant’s contributions to medicine.
His comic, Vaccines Work, which highlighted the importance of vaccinating against diseases such as measles, mumps, and rubella, has reached millions of viewers worldwide, and continues to be one of The Nib's most popular comics.
In 2016, Maki was named Comic Creator of the Year at the Philadelphia Geek Awards.