The MY SMALL DIARY Collection - zine - whimsical autobio comics! 112 pgs, signed by artist

The MY SMALL DIARY Collection - zine - whimsical autobio comics! 112 pgs, signed by artist



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  • Handmade
  • Materials: paper, fortune fish, ink, perfect binding

This is a 112-page perfect bound book collecting all three out-of-print issues of MY SMALL DIARY zine... plus over 40 brand NEW pages and new commentary on each page! Color cover/B&W inside
My Small Diary = true diary comics about my life from 1993-2002 with bonus material up to 2012, written & drawn by me, Delaine.
Each copy is signed & includes a fortune fish. I would love to share my life in comic form with you!
Check out what I was doing in the 90s & 00s: traveling, concerts (Nirvana, Lollapalooza, etc), working girl life, dating tales, bars & clubs, weird & whimsical events, friendship, getting married, pets, flashbacks to childhood & teen years, and much more.


"Delaine is like the cool older sister I never had, the one that makes you Ramones tapes and lets you try your first beer. This book is a great trip down memory lane that perfectly nails what makes diary comics so compelling." - Ben Snakepit (Snakepit Comics)

"MSD packs a hilarious punch because of what Delaine decides to include in the diaries: the creepy, the fortuitous, and the mundane. You get a sense of rhythm with each page, an intuitive feeling that the final frame is the bizarre punch line to a subtle joke you weren’t expecting. That is where the humor comes from: a surprising, subtle finesse." - Razorcake

"There are good reasons why this diary comic genre exists and Delaine hits it on the nail. She manages to capture the fun and quirks and wackiness of life with every page she draws." - Carrie McNinch (You Don't Get There From Here)

"The next best thing to actually being Delaine is getting to read all the entertainingly luscious minutiae of her life, shared with an economy of words and simple, effective drawings. From high points to low moments to pure silliness, she shows us it's all good."
- Roberta Gregory (Naughty Bits)

"My Small Diary is the perfect combination of ink, paper and a marveously quirky life. Delaine is my hero." - Brian Buniak (Mad Magazine)

"It’s 100% fun, like reading the diary of a pathologically happy bunny! I sugar love it!" - Ian Carney (Sugar Buzz, Shaun the Sheep)

"I highly recommend My Small Diary and Not My Small Diary. They’re sweet and dreamy and beautiful to look at." - Lynn Peril (Mystery Date, Bust Magazine)


Note - my comics are for adults.


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5 out of 5 stars

elisa m grosinski May 28, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

This is a perfect way to meet & learn about this super great lady-Delaine!!The art is bright & compelling-The stories are really interesting! I cannot recommend Delaine's work enough to anyone considering buying some of her meticulously drawn art/personal/anthology zines!

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Carrie Mercer May 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Fabulous! Dealing is so talented!

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Kendy Nov 14, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

so much story packed into this small book! every page is a new adventure!

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Bill Bryant Sep 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This was a fun discovery, having been a fan of this zine back in the heyday of trading stuff through the mail. A fun bit of nostalgia, and well worth checking out.

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