NOT MY SMALL DIARY 20 is here!

Not My Small Diary 20 – available here!

Not My Small Diary #20 is a comics anthology centered around the theme “The Power of Music”. There are 54 talented artists & writers sharing their TRUE tales about the effect of MUSIC on their lives! You’ll experience all the feels within these pages. Each issue is signed by the Editor and comes with a special NMSD guitar pick!

Rob Clough of The Comics Journal says: “In the latest volume of Not My Small Diary, editor Delaine Derry Green focuses on The Power Of Music, giving it a fresh spin as master cartoonists describe how music is important in their lives. Their comics discuss how music both inspires and helps to process emotions. Whether it’s the joy of discovering new music to listen to or making your own, the mixed feelings of seeing one’s heroes, the warmth or reliving childhood musical memories, or the ways in which music helps them work through grief, this anthology delves into every sweet and painful moment.”

The contributors are: Colleen Frakes, Joe Decie, Andrew Goldfarb, Androo Robinson, Aaron Brassea, John Porcellino, Rob Kirby, MariNaomi, Julia Wertz, Jenny Zervakis, Jonathan Baylis, T.J. Kirsch, Simon Mackie, David Lasky, Noel Franklin, Misun Oh, Danny Noble, Fafá Jaepelt, Billy McKay, Chad Woody, Max Clotfelter, J.T. Yost, Ben Snakepit, J.M. Hunter, Jason Marcy, Steve Wallet, Jesse ReklawKen Bausert/Steven Anderson, Michael Kraiger, George ErlingJoseph Cotsirilos, Aimee Hagerty Johnson, Jason Martin, Kevin Van Hyning, Pete Wentzell, Josh Medsker, Roberta Gregory, James Burns, Brad W. Foster, M. Jacob Alvarez, Tom Scarecrow, David St. Albans, Peter Conrad, Maddie Fix, Joel Orff, Dave Kiersh, Donna Barr, Sally-Anne Hickman, Missy Kulik, Jim Siergey, J Gonzalez-Blitz, Jennifer Hayden, and Carrie McNinch. Cover Artist is Ben Snakepit.

Artwalk 2019

It’s that time again, Birmingham Artwalk time, Fri/Sat Sept 6-7! This will be my 12th year showing in this amazing art fesitval, and you won’t want to miss your chance to see what I’ve been working on for months. I’ll be located at 2325 1st Ave N in downtown Birmingham. I will have tons of mixed media pieces ranging from $19-$95 as well as $5 comic books, collectible business cards, candy, and more! See you there!

End of an Era

My work has been carried by Birmingham’s Naked Art Gallery for the past 12 years. Sadly, the owner is closing shop on 5/1/19 to focus on her own creative pursuits after adding so much to Birmingham’s art scene for 20 years. You can read more about this bittersweet development here. I will post more information about the future of my art soon. I hope to have some of my pieces for sale elsewhere in Birmingham, and I plan to sell pieces in my Etsy store here. Change is good… right?

Through the Liking Glass

My January 2019 art installation for Forest Park’s Third Friday/Tour de Loo took a look at a common “problem” in modern society – getting sucked into social media on one’s smart phone. I created a huge free-standing phone with life-sized legs attached, evoking Alice in Wonderland for the modern age. Dozens of Facebook “reactions” were hung throughout the space. Hopefully many patrons took advantage of this meta photo opp! Thanks to Zoe’s for hosting me.

Eye-Conic art show

I recently took part in a 2-woman show at Naked Art Gallery in Birmingham, AL with Ashley Lindsey, April 20-May 4. All art was inspired by our personal connection to pop culture. I created over 60 pieces in my style, and icons such as Tippi Hedren, Jackie Kennedy, Frida Kahlo, Devo, Bowie & many more inspired my paintbrush. From this and other recent shows, I can confidently say that the pieces inspired by The Birds are most in demand. So… I am working on several more of those for Artwalk in the fall! 

Not My Small Diary #19 is out NOW!!!

FINALLY! Not My Small Diary #19 is a comics anthology centered around the theme “Unexplained Events”. There are 43 talented artists sharing their TRUE tales of the strange and mysterious! There are UFOs, ghosts, curses, superstitions, coincidences too strange to believe, and more. Buy a copy today!

The contributors are: Carrie McNinch, Peter Conrad, Noel Franklin, David Lasky, Jason Martin, Kelly Froh, Jenny Zervakis, Donna Barr, Max Clotfelter, Andrew Goldfarb, Colleen Frakes, Mark Campos, Rob Kirby, Ben Horak, Joe Decie, Asher Craw, Missy Kulik, Misun Oh, Rachel Scheer, Simon Mackie, Charles Brubaker, Graeme McNee, George Erling, Elmore Buzzizyk, Chad Woody, Brad Foster, Lee J. Green, Jason Young, Liz Prince, J.T. Yost, Andrew Willmore, Jim Siergey, Patty Leidy, Pete Wentzell, James Burns, Fafá Jaepelt, John Porcellino, Micah Liesenfeld, MariNaomi, Kevin Van Hyning, Roberta Gregory, Mike Kraiger, Adam Pasion.


“Zine queen Delaine Derry Green’s NMSD has been the gold standard for memoir comics anthologies for over twenty years. In that time, each issue has become ever more ambitious, boasting a who’s-who of comics autobio luminaries. With the new nineteenth volume, Green has outdone herself, as the artists tackle the theme of unexplained events. It’s a book that
reveals Green’s considerable skill as a curator and editor, as she carefully balances the mood and flow of this highly entertaining volume.” – Rob Clough, The Comics Journal,, High-Low

“For a sampling of some of the best independent cartoonists today, one great source is the NOT MY SMALL DIARY anthology. This is a fascinating book and a must-read for anyone interested in contemporary comics. Each artist you visit here is like a little island unto itself.” – Henry Chamberlain, Comics Grinder,

“Editor Delaine Derry Green and her cohort of storytellers expose the cracks in the thin veneer separating this dimension of reality from the next. From the first hair-raising story to the last, Not My Small Diary #19 is a staccato delivery of twist endings, reincarnated pets, and humorous superstitions existing in a mostly invisible layer on the edge of our consciousness.” – Justin Giampioli, Comics Bulletin,

Not My Small Diary 19 updates

As of April 2017 I have received submissions from 43 talented artists for the “Unexplained Events” issue of Not My Small Diary! I am in the process of laying the book out and confirming page order. It’s a great theme and I have received some truly amazing tales. Below are sample pages from John Porcellino, Liz Prince, and David Lasky. Books should be available in a month or two.

I’m a Riot girl

I wrapped up some new and exciting mixed media paintings in February. I was inspired by the iconic Pussy Hat seen in the Women’s marches across the country (and world), Devo, David Bowie, and the band Pussy Riot. After Tweeting a photo of my paintings the official Pussy Riot Twitter account retweeted my post! I sold this painting right away and had to do a second for another customer. I’m really enjoying doing these unique versions of my shadowboxes.


Squatty Potty held a meme contest and I entered in January hoping for the best. Dreams come true – I won and received a free Squatty Potty to call my own! My winning meme is below as well as a photo of my prize booty. (Full disclosure: I already had one Squatty Potty so this one landed in our second bathroom).

Fashion Nightmare

I participated in Forest Park’s Tour De Loo in March by creating an art installation called “Fashion Nightmare” inspired by some of my favorite horror movies. Carrie, The Birds, Jaws, The Shining, Rosemary’s Baby, Friday the 13th, and The Exorcist were all represented within the bathroom I transformed at Paperworkers Local. Not only did I create original mixed media paintings but I included 3-D elements such as Jaws in the bathtub, a window with birds flying into the room, an oversized Ouija board, an actual “blood-stained” dress & tiara, a stack of favorite horror books and more. Of course I had a mix of scary music playing in the background to set the mood. Horror fans appreciated this chilling restroom!