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

October 6, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT

The 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 CohenMarian HenleyCarol LayAjuan ManceLee MarrsLiz MayorgaMinnie PhanAriel Schrag, 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 toWimmen’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 bookPrimahood: 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 primazonia.com 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.


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 GoComics.com and carollay.com.


image of Ajuan ManceAjuan Mance is a professor of African American literature at Mills College and a lifelong artist and writer. Ajuan’s work has appeared in a number of online and print publications. Her art and comics use humor and color to explore the complexities of race and gender in the United States.


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 minniephan.com.


image of Ariel SchragAriel Schrag is the author of the graphic memoirs Part of ItLikewise,PotentialDefinition, and Awkward, and the novel Adam. She has written for television series on HBO and Showtime. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.


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 events@booksmith.com.

RSVP appreciated but not required.



October 6, 2019
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT
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