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Delaine Derry Green - Birmingham

MySmall Diary comics, by and about Delaine Derry Green, were initially created in 1993. The strips were initially sent for publication in such zines as The Brave New Tick and The White Buffalo Gazette. The first compilation 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 artists such as Ed Repka, Andi Watson, Hilary Barta, Carrie McNinch, John Porcellino, Dave Kiersh, Brian Buniak, Raina Telgemeier, Ayun Halliday, Ian Carney, Wil Kane, Dan Moynihan, Donna Barr and hundreds more. The first ten issues had an open autobiographical theme. Issue 11 had the theme of 'childhood stories from age 11 & under' while issue 12 had the theme 'after midnight - late night stories.' Issue 13 has the theme Lucky/Unlucky stories.

As of 2007 there were thirteen 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 04' at the San Jose Museum of Art, 2004; and 'Dear Diary: The Autobiographical Comic Book' at the Athens Institute of Contemporary Art, 2006. Small Diary publications have ridden aboard the Mobilivre traveling bookmobile. They also appear in several library collections including ones in Denver, Seattle, Utah and others.

Widely praised for excellent layout, design and content, 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 in the now defunct Zine Guide publication. The books have been sold in such stores as Atomic Books, Quimby's, Criminal Records, Oxford Comics, Needles + Pens, Tower Records as well as through several online distros.

Over the years Delaine has contributed artwork to a number of other zines and books including 'I Keee You - A Book of Overheards' by Atomic Books, 'Fun Facts' by Eric Lyden, 'Strum & Drang' by Joel Orff, 'SemiBold' by Kathy Moseley, 'Back of a Car' by Judith Beeman, 'Potluck' and 'Low Hug' by aj michel, 'Unicorn' by Dave Kiersh, 'Hungover Gourmet' by Dan Taylor, 'Tearjerker' by Misun Oh, 'Java Turtle' by Lynne Lowe, 'White Buffalo Gazette' by Maximum Traffic, 'Food Geek' by Carrie McNinch, 'Scout Zine' by Scout, 'Driver's Side Airbag' by Mike Halchin, 'Brave New Tick' by Paul Normal Dion-Deitch and more.

Delaine belongs to an APA called Cartoon Loonacy, is a member of AIGA, holds a BFA in Graphic Design and has attended small press conventions such as APE, Fluke, SPX and Zine-a-polooza. NMSD-14 will be out spring 2008.

In related creative endeavors, Delaine shows her artwork exclusively at Naked Art Gallery in Birmingham. She is employed as a full-time graphic designer and enjoys a bit of freelance on the side.

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email: delangel3[at]