KD DIAMOND has spent the last decade drawing, sketching, and doodling all manner of things, but specifically things related to sex. She’s illustrated ten erotic how-to books, the most recent being Girl Sex 101, a 400-page comprehensive sex-ed guide wrapped in a road-trip. Other titles Diamond has lent her artistry to include The Ultimate Guide to Kink, Playing Well With Others, The Ultimate Guide to Prostate Pleasure, and Partners in Pleasure.
Her comic art has been featured in various papers and magazines, and the anthology Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation. She also illustrated and designed Backwards Day, a gender non-conforming children’s book by S. Bear Bergman; she serves as the Art Director for Bergman’s Flamingo Rampant imprint. Additionally, Diamond is the founder and editor of Salacious, a queer feminist anti-racist porno mag. Since 2010, Salacious has released four compilations of dirty comics, erotica, and photography.
By day, Diamond bikes over the Manhattan Bridge into SoHo to edit and write about tattoos and art. By night, when she’s not drawing anatomically accurate pictures of vulvas, she loves to teach people how to take really, really good care of their leather boots.
She lives in New York City with a magical time wizard.
2004-2007 // Maine College of Art, Illustration BFA
Maine College of Art 2007 Student Commencement Speaker
2016 // Squishable: Adult Coloring Book
2016 // Capsid: A Love Story (Joe Osmundson, Indolent Press)
2016 // Making Out Like A Virgin [Book Cover] (ed. Catriona McHardy & Cathy Plourde)
2016 // The Slutist [Spot Illustration]
2015 // Girl Sex 101 (Allison Moon, Katie Diamond)
2014 // 4 U Mag [Animated Illustrations]
2014 // Partners in Passion (Mark A. Michaels, Patricia Johnson)
2014 // Trans Bodies, Trans Selves
2013 // Ultimate Guide to Prostate Pleasure (Charlie Glickman, Aislinn Emirzian)
2012 // Next Door Magazine [Art Direction]
2012 // Backwards Day (S. Bear Bergman, Flamingo Rampant Press)
2012 // Roving Pack [Book Cover] (Sassafras Lowrey)
2012 // The Ultimate Guide to Kink: BDSM, Role Play and the Erotic Edge (ed. Tristan Taormino, Cleis Press)
2012 // Playing Well With Others (Lee Harrington & Mollena Williams, Greenery Press)
2011 // The Secrets of Great G-Spot Orgasms and Female Ejaculation (Tristan Taormino, Quayside Press)
2010 // Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation (ed. S. Bear Bergman & Kate Bornstein, Seal Press)
2010 // Salacious Magazine
CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
2011 // Transcending Boundaries: Artist Talk – “No Straight Lines: Drawing Sexuality and Gender in Comics”
2010 // Colorado: Live Illustrator for SOAP Group at Green Spa Network Summit
2009 // True Colors Conference: Workshop – “Queerz and Comix”
2008 // True Colors Conference: Workshop – “Sexual Encounters of a Comic Kind”
2008 // Maranacook Community High School, Maine: Graphic Design Class geared towards High Schoolers
2008 // New York University LGBTQ Center: Presentation – “Sexual Encounters of a Comic Kind”
SELECTED LECTURES & ARTISTS TALKS
2012 // University of Southern Maine – “Public Sex”
2011 // Bowdoin College: Presentation – “Sexual Encounters of a Comic Kind”
2011 // University of Southern Maine: Presentation – “Sexual Encounters of a Comic Kind”
2011 // True Colors Conference: Workshop – “Queerz and Comix”
2011 // True Colors Conference: Workshop – “Framing Your (Queer) Media Message”
2011 // Bates College: Artist Talk – “No Straight Lines: Drawing Sexuality and Gender in Comics”
2010 // University of Southern Maine: Artist Talk – “No Straight Lines: Drawing Sexuality and Gender in Comics”
2010 // Femina Potens Art Gallery: Artist Talk – “No Straight Lines: Drawing Sexuality and Gender in Comics”
2012 // Gallery Show: Seattle Erotic Art Festival
2011 // Gallery Show: ‘Philly Leather Pride Night’ at the William Way Center. Original art from Tristan Taormino’s anthology Ultimate Guide to Kink.
2011 // Gallery Show: Leather Archives and Museum Spotlight Gallery, Chicago, IL.
2011 // Gallery Show: Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, Portland, ME.
2011 // Gallery Show focusing on Health Issues for Women and Trans-folks: Femina Potens, San Francisco, CA, in support of the Lyon-Martin Health Clinic. Showing 2006 HPV Comic work.