Tuesday
Aug012017

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.

REVIEWS SO FAR:

"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, TCJ.com, 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, comicsgrinder.com

“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, comicsbulletin.com

Tuesday
Apr042017

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.

Tuesday
Apr042017

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.

Tuesday
Apr042017

#SquatGoals

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).

Tuesday
Apr042017

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!