Diane Noomin is the creator of Didi Glitz, the bubble-haired,
fishnet-clad broad from Brooklyn, and the editor of the Twisted Sisters
anthologies of women cartoonists. One of the original contributors to
, she created the first Twisted Sisters Comix
Kominsky Crumb in 1976. Noomin has also been published in Arcade,
Titters, El Perfecto
( benefit comic for Tim Leary) Weirdo, Choices,
Young Lust, Lemme Outta Here, Strip Aids-USA,Twisted Sisters -An
Anthology of Bad Girl Art, Twisted Sisters: Drawing the Line, The New
Comix Anthology, Real Girl, Dangerous Drawings, Mind Riot:Coming of Age
in Comics, True Glitz
and The Nation.
Noomin attended the High School of Music and Art, Brooklyn College and
In 1981 she collaborated with a San Francisco based, women's theater
group to produce a musical comedy ( "I'd Rather Be Doing Something Else-
The DiDi Glitz Story" based on her comics. Noomin designed all the
costumes and scenery recruited many Bay Area based
cartoonists(-including Kim Deitch, Paul Mavrides and Bill Griffith) to
help paint scenery.. Favorite reviw:" DiDi sticks to you like
hairspray!" -Bay Area Reporter
A cabaret version of the show, called "Anarchy in High Heels" , was
performed at the Westbeth Theater in NYC.
Noomin has shown at the Upper Market Street Gallery, San Francisco, the
Michael Himovitz Gallery, in Sacremento, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, in Los
Angeles,The San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, the San Francisco
Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Cartoon Art, Rye Brook, NY, Exit
Art, New York, The Drawing Center, NYC, The ProArts Gallery, Oakland,
S.K. Josefsburg Gallery, Portland, The Cartoon Art Museum in San
Francisco, in the From Zap to Zippy show, the Broad Humor show and the
Twisted Sisters show, which she curated . She also curated and exhibited
work in the Twisted Sisters exhibit at White Columns Gallery in NYC.
In 1995 Noomin won an Eisner award.