The GLBT History Museum
4127 18th St., San Francisco
ABOUT THE PARTICIPANTS
The following contributors to the Butch Lesbians coloring book will take part in the museum event:
Avery Cassell is a San Francisco writer, poet, cartoonist and artist. Their recent work includes editing, drawing and writing for the Butch Lesbians of the 20s, 30s, and 40s Coloring Book and writing Behrouz Gets Lucky, a kinky erotic romance novel about an older genderqueer-butch couple. For the coloring book, Cassell drew Frieda Belinfante, Jackie Bross, anonymous butches in top hats, Annemarie Schwarzenbach, Janet Flanner, Olga Tsuberiller, and Lulu at Le Monocle.
Dorian Katz draws no line between the innocent and truly perverse in her work. Active in communities that inform and encourage her creative pursuits, Katz cofounded the dyke erotica collective Dirty Ink. She curates and shows work at the National Queer Arts Festival; the Center for Sex and Culture; the Exiles (a women’s SM organization); and SFinX. She has had solo exhibitions at Climate Project Space, Glama-Rama and the Jon Sims Center. Katz drew Gluck for the coloring book.
Maia Kobabe is the author and illustrator of The Thief’s Tale, a medieval fantasy webcomic, and Tom O’Bedlam, an Ignatz-nominated short comic that was accepted into the Society of Illustrator’s Comic and Cartoon Art annual. Kobabe’s other comics including the Genderqueer series can be found on Tumblr and Instagram. Kobabe drew Louise and Gladys Bentley for the coloring book.
Ajuan Mance creates comics, drawings, and zines about black life in America. A professor of African American literature at Mills College, Mance draws inspiration from the writers she encounters in her teaching and research. Her most recent work is 1001 Black Men, a series of drawing inspired by Oakland and memories of her family. Ajuan drew Ruth Ellis and Gertrude Stein for the coloring book.