The Swiss graphic novelist and illustrator was born in Zürich. He attended the local art school and subsequently worked as a graphic artist in Mailand (1968-71) and then as an illustrator in Hamburg (1975-78). He eventually returned to Zürich, where he works as an independent artist and painter, with a specialization in the scratchboard technique.
He has made several adaptations of "Krimi" stories by Friedrich Glauser, starting with 'Der Chinese' in 1988. Several more stories followed, such as 'Krock & Co' (1990), and 'Knarrende Schuhe' (1992). He used the Glauser character 'Wachtmeister Studer' in an original story called 'Wachtmeister Studer im Tessin' in 1996. He portrayed the writer himself in 'Glausers Fieber' (1999). Limmat Verlag has published several collections of his Glauser stories.
Limmat also published Binder's 'Der Venediger' in 2007. He made a graphic novel about the Italian painter Antonio Ligabue with Giuseppe Zironi for Jacoby & Stuart in 2012. Binder has illustrated the DU issue 'Lust am Bösen. Monster, Miezen und Mutanten' and Lisa Tentzner's 'Die schwarzen Brüder, as well as children's books by Anita Siegfried and Urs Widmer.