Delaine Derry Green initially created My Small Diary autobiographical comics in 1993. 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. Still going strong, these comic zines have attracted a diverse contributor base including such names as Ed Repka, Andi Watson, Hilary Barta, Carrie McNinch, Missy Kulik, John Porcellino, Dave Kiersh, Brian Buniak, Edward Bolman, Jeff Zenick, Ian Carney, Jonathan Edwards, Wil Kane, Dan Moynihan, Donna Barr and hundreds more.
As of mid-2006 there were twelve issues of NMSD and 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. These zines have ridden aboard the Mobilivre traveling bookmobile. They appear in several library collections in Denver, Seattle, Utah and more.
Widely praised for excellent layout and design, the Small Diary collection has been well received by critics the world over. The books have been sold in stores such as Atomic Books, Quimby's and Tower Records among others.
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