My Small Diary
Delaine Derry Green initially created My Small Diary autobiographical comics in 1993, a year after receiving her BFA from Auburn University. The strips were initially sent for publication in such zines as Brave New Tick and White Buffalo Gazette. The first compilation zine of My Small Diary strips came out in 1995. Not My Small Diary, a compilation of other artists' auto-bio comics, was first released in 1996.
As of mid-2006 there were three issues of MSD available. These zines have appeared in the following museum shows: "Dark Matter" at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 2004; "Art of Zines" at the San Jose Museum of Art, 2004; "Dear Diary: The Autobiographical Comic Book" at the Athens Institute of Contemporary Art, 2006. Issues of My Small Diary have ridden aboard the Mobilivre-Bookmobile traveling library of independent publications that annually toured throughout North America between 2001 and 2006. They appear in several library collections including ones in Denver, Seattle and Utah among others.
Widely praised for excellent layout and design, the Small Diary collection has been well received by reviewers and readers the world over. NMSD and MSD have appeared on the Favorite Zine list of the now defunct Zine Guide publication. The books have been sold in stores such as Atomic Books, Quimby's and Tower Records as well as through several distros.