Boiled Angel was published in Florida, U.S.A. in the 1990s. In 1991 and 1992, Diana sold two copies of his publication to an undercover Pinellas County sheriff's deputy. He was charged with three counts of violating obscenity laws, and forced to go to court to defend his art against Assistant State Attorney Stuart Baggish. Diana was assisted at his trial by the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.
On March 25 he was convicted of three misdemeanor counts of distributing, publishing and advertising the obscene Boiled Angel .His sentence was three years probation. The requirements of his probation were that he pay $3,000 in fines, put in 8 hours of community service a week, attend sessions with a psychiatrist, and take a journalism ethics course. He is forbidden to have contact with children. His home may be searched unannounced to ensure he is not drawing forbidden subject matter.