Drawing Power Panel: Women's Stories of Sexual Violence, Harassment, and Survival

Monday September 16: 7:00PM 8:00PM

This event is free to attend. Copies of Drawing Power will be available for purchase at the event.

Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the event.

Join us as a collection of cartoonist are speaking about their new anthology, Drawing Power: Women's Stories of Sexual Violence, Harassment, and Survival. 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.

Authors featured this event include:

  • Jennifer Camper
  • Caitlin Cass
  • Liana Finck
  • Siobha´n Gallagher
  • J. Gonzalez-Blitz
  • Kendra Josie Kirkpatrick
  • Miss Lasko-Gross
  • Kaylee Rowena
  • Georgiana Goodwin
  • Ariel Schrag
  • Katie Fricas
  • and anthology contributor/editor Diane Noomin

Moderating this event is Karen Green!

Join us in the Rare Book Room for this fantastic panel!

More about the featured speakers:

Diane 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.

Jennifer Camper is the author of several books, including Rude Girls and Dangerous Women and subGURLZ, and the editor of two Juicy Mother comics anthologies. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, comic books, and anthologies, and has been exhibited internationally. She is the founding director of the biennial Queers & Comics Conference.

Caitlin Cass makes comics, drawings, and museums that folklorize historic failure and foretell grim futures. She publishes a bimonthly comics periodical called The Great Moments in Western Civilization Postal Constituent. Her work has also appeared in the New Yorker and online at The Nib. In 2018 she received a NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in Fiction for her comics.

Liana Finck
is a cartoonist whose work appears regularly in The New Yorker and on her Instagram feed. Her most recent graphic novel is called Passing for Human (Random House, 2018).

Siobha´n Gallagher is a Canadian illustrator and book designer living in New York City. Her illustrations have been featured in publications such as the New York Times, Penguin Classics, Elle Canada, and US Weekly. She self-publishes multiple zines per year, draws every day, and is the author of In a Daze Work: A Pick-Your-Path Journey Through the Daily Grind (TarcherPerigee, 2017).

J. Gonzalez-Blitz is a multi-disciplined artist who does comics, drawing, painting, music, and is studying butoh dance. She lives in New York City with her husband and sometime collaborator, the percussionist Eric Blitz. More at jennydevildoll.wordpress.com.

Kendra Josie Kirkpatrick enjoys large amounts of black on both her comics pages as well as her clothes, and has a passion for music that features people screaming. BFA Cartooning, SVA, 2016.

Miss Lasko-Gross is the author and illustrator of Henni (honored by ALA’s Amelia Bloomer List and YALSA’s 2016 Great Graphic Novels for Teens), A Mess of Everything (Fantagraphics Books), and the YALSA-nominated Escape from “Special.” She is the creator/ writer of Z2 Comics’ sci-series The Sweetness. She’s also contributed to the New Yorker’s “Daily Shouts.”

Kaylee Rowena
is a Brooklyn-based cartoonist and illustrator. When she isn’t drawing comics about ghosts and LGBT history, she can be found playing Dungeons&Dragons or hanging out with her cats. Find her on the web at kayleerowena.com or @kayleerowena on social media.

Georgiana Goodwin was born in New York City in 1958 and has always drawn, although she makes her living as a graphic designer. Her favorite kind of work has been book jacket design because it is a way to express emotions quickly through an image, which is what drawing is to her. Visit georgianagoodwin.com for more.


Ariel Schrag is the author of the graphic memoirs Part of It, Likewise, Potential, Definition, and Awkward, and the novel Adam. She has written for television series on HBO and Showtime. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Katie Fricas is a cartoonist in New York City. Her non fiction essay comics have appeared in the Guardian, Illustrated PEN, and the New Yorker. She is the creator of Checked Out, a comic about working at NYC’s oldest library, that runs regularly on Medium.com/Spiralbound.