BINDERY: Contributing editor Diane Noomin and contributors / Drawing Power: Women's Stories of Sexual Violence, Harassment, and Survival

Sunday, October 6, 2019 - 4:00pm

front cover for Drawing PowerThe Bindery hosts a special event for the new comics anthology Drawing Power: Women's Stories of Sexual Violence, Harassment, and Survival, with contributing editor Diane Noomin and contributors Tyler Cohen, Marian Henley, Avy JetterCarol Lay, Lee Marrs, Liz Mayorga, Minnie Phan, and M. Louise Stanley. Please join us!

Inspired by the global #MeToo Movement, Drawing Power: Women’s Stories of Sexual Violence, Harassment, and Survival is a collection of original, nonfiction comics drawn by more than 60 female cartoonists from around the world. Featuring such noted creators as Emil Ferris, Aline Kominsky-Crumb, MariNaomi, Liana Finck, and Ebony Flowers, the anthology’s contributors comprise a diverse group of many ages, sexual orientations, and races – and their personal stories convey the wide spectrum of sexual harassment and abuse that is still all too commonplace. With a percentage of profits going to RAINN, Drawing Power is an anthology that stokes the fires of progressive social upheaval, in the fight for a better, safer world.

image of Diane NoominDiane Noomin is the creator of the comics character DiDi Glitz, editor of both Twisted Sisters anthologies, and was one of the early contributors to Wimmen’s Comix. She has been nominated for Harvey and Eisner Awards and received an Inkpot Award. Glitz-2-Go, a collection of Noomin’s art throughout her career, was published in 2013. Her work is included in the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs collection. Her most recent work is Drawing Power, which she both edited and contributed to.

image of Tyler CohenTyler Cohen is a cartoonist who uses autobiography and surrealism to explore gender, parenthood, race, and female experience. Her book Primahood: Magenta won the 2017 Bisexual Book Award for Graphic Memoir. Her work has appeared online in Illustrated PEN and Mutha Magazine and in print in numerous anthologies. See for more.


image of Marian HenleyMarian Henley is a cartoonist and author of the graphic novel Maxine and the graphic memoir The Shiniest Jewel, which Publishers Weekly described as “a near- perfect book” (“near” being better than “far from”). She lives in Austin, Texas.


illustration of Avy JetterAvy Jetter writes, draws, and self-publishes the comic book Nuthin’ Good Ever Happens at 4 a.m. and is an avid horror and gore movie fan. She currently lives and works in Oakland, California, and spends her time organizing community events and zine fests. You may also find her in a local café debating the merits of the latest B horror flick or sci-fi action thriller with friends. 


image of Carol LayCarol Lay has created comics, short stories, and illustrations for many publications including Ahoy Comics, Bongo, LA Weekly, the Wall Street Journal, and the New Yorker. Her current comic strip, Lay Lines, can be seen on and


image of Lee MarrsLee Marrs is the first woman to work for DC Comics and Marvel simultaneously. She was also one of the founders of Wimmen’s Comix. An Emmy and Inkpot Award winner and 2016 Eisner Award nominee, Lee is best known for her Pudge, Girl Blimp series, now a book. Her other work includes Batman, Wonder Woman, Indiana Jones, and Gay Comics. Lee is the retired multimedia arts chair of Berkeley City College.


image of Liz MayorgaLiz Mayorga is a cartoonist from California. Her work combines folklore and popular culture with feminist theory. When she’s not teaching or creating something new, she enjoys playing with animals and riding her bike. Liz is a DIY artist who is also proud of being a working-class Xicana.


image of Minnie PhanMinnie Phan is an illustrator and cartoonist living in Oakland, California. She focuses on themes of cultural heritage, diversity, personal stories, and the invisible things that shape who we are. Clients include NPR, Live Nation, Starbucks, and Colorlines. See more of her work at


image of M. Louise StanleyM. Louise Stanley makes paintings that juxtapose myth and allegory in order to poke fun at contemporary politics and mores with a deadly serious brush. Stanley teaches painting and drawing at Berkeley City College and resides in Emeryville, California. She is a recent recipient of both the Pollock- Krasner Foundation and John Simon Guggenheim Fellowships.

Please note: this event will be held at The Bindery, 1727 Haight. 

This is an all ages event. The bar opens with the store at 2pm; event starts at 4pm.

As with all of our events, seating may be limited; you can guarantee a seat by pre-purchasing the book below -- when checking out, just be sure to include a note that you'd like to attend the event. If you cannot attend the event but would like to request a signed copy of Drawing Power, order below and include your request in the comments field. If you'd like to request a signed copy of any of the contributors' books, email

RSVP appreciated but not required

Drawing Power: Women's Stories of Sexual Violence, Harassment, and Survival By Diane Noomin (Editor), Roxane Gay (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Diane Noomin (Editor), Roxane Gay (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781419736193
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Abrams ComicArts - September 17th, 2019