Not My Small Diary 20 - The Power of Music - Comics Anthology - 136 pages - Zine - Signed by editor

Not My Small Diary 20 - The Power of Music - Comics Anthology - 136 pages - Zine - Signed by editor



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Not My Small Diary #20 is a comics anthology centered around “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!

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 Reklaw, Ken Bausert/Steven Anderson, Michael Kraiger, George Erling, Joseph 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.

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.”

John Porcellino (King-Cat Comics) calls Not My Small Diary “One of the most important comic-zines in history.”
MariNaomi calls NMSD her "favorite long-running anthology".
Joe Decie boldly states that he "wouldn't be drawing comics if it weren't for NMSD."
Joe Biel says “NMSD is a landmark and barometer for quality in the genre and I have discovered many favorite artists in these pages.”
Xerography Debt states “Every issue of NMSD is like a Who’s Who of the comic/zine world. Worth every penny. NMSD never disappoints.”

Not My Small Diary began in 1996 as an offshoot of Delaine Derry Green’s zine, My Small Diary, and the idea is simple: autobiographical stories presented in comic form. Not My Small Diary has been inducted into the Zine Hall of Fame and was featured in shows such as “Dark Matter” at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 2004; “Art of Zines 04” at the San Jose Museum of Art, 2004; “Dear Diary: The Autobiographical Comic Book” at the Athens Institute of Contemporary Art, 2006; and “Art of Zines” at the Anno Domini Gallery, San Jose, 2009. Small Diary publications have been sold at City Lights Bookstore, traveled across the US and Canada aboard the Mobilivre traveling bookmobile and are part of several library collections located in New York, Denver, Seattle, Utah and more. Not My Small Diary 17 was required text at Penn State University for a class in the College of Education.

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83 reviews

5 out of 5 stars

Wred Fright Jul 4, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

The last time I got these, they were cool little photocopied zines. Now they are awesome looking printed books! Still just as charming as ever and full of fun cartoons by a variety of great cartoonists!

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maggie frankel May 7, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

omg i love Not My Small Diary. This issue is a delight. Oh, and it shipped fast and stuff too.

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Steven Anderson May 29, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

I ordered a dozen of these 👶 babies to gift 🎁 to my friends cuzz my comix are in pages 70 to 72 ! Swift shipping and NO dings! Have ordered previously from Delainie . Will 🐝 back for sure! So what cha all think of THAT?

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Jeremy Bridges Apr 29, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Another great issue from a great anthology! Plus, the world really needs more comics about the band RUSH, and this publication serves that need well!

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