Not My Small Diary

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Not My Small Diary Issue 5
Not My Small Diary Issue 5

Not My Small Diary, a compilation of small press artists' auto-bio comics, is edited by Delaine Derry Green, and was first released in 1996. It is published in the U.S.A.

Still going strong, these comic zines have attracted a diverse, talented contributor base including such artists as Donna Barr, Hilary Barta, Suzanne Baumann, Edward Bolman, Kyle Bravo, Tim Brown, Brian Buniak, Ian Carney, Bobby Tran Dale, Jonathon Edwards, Matt Fagan, Matt Feazell, Shawn Granton, Nicole Georges, Ayun Halliday, Doug Holland, Wil Kane, Dave Kiersh, De Kwok, MariNaomi, Missy Kulik, Eric Lyden, Clutch McBastard, Carrie McNinch, Dan Moynihan, Jeff Plotkin, John Porcellino, Jesse Reklaw, Ed Repka, Androo Robinson, Kelly Shortandqueer, Anne Thalheimer, Yul Tolbert, Mike Tolento, Andi Watson, Jeff Zenick and hundreds more.

The first 10 issues of NMSD had no theme other than general autobiographical stories. Issue 11's theme was "Childhood Stories - Age 11 and under". Issue 12's theme was After Midnight - Late Night Tales". Issue 13's theme (the current issue) is Lucky/Unlucky stories.

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; and Dear Diary: The Autobiographical Comic Book at the Athens Institute of Contemporary Art, 2006. The Small Diary zines have ridden aboard the Mobilivre-Bookmobile traveling library of independent publications that toured across North America. 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.


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