NOT MY SMALL DIARY 20 is here!

久热这里在线精品Not My Small Diary 20 – available here!

久热这里在线精品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 NotMy Small Diary, editor Delaine Derry Green focuses on The Power OfMusic, giving it a fresh spin as master cartoonists describe how musicis important in their lives. Their comics discuss how music bothinspires and helps to process emotions. Whether it’s the joy ofdiscovering new music to listen to or making your own, the mixedfeelings of seeing one’s heroes, the warmth or reliving childhoodmusical memories, or the ways in which music helps them work throughgrief, this anthology delves into every sweet and painful moment.”

Thecontributors are: Colleen Frakes, Joe Decie,?Andrew Goldfarb,?AndrooRobinson,?Aaron Brassea,?John Porcellino,?Rob Kirby,?MariNaomi,?JuliaWertz,?Jenny Zervakis,?Jonathan Baylis, T.J. Kirsch,?Simon Mackie,?DavidLasky,?Noel Franklin,?Misun Oh,?Danny Noble,?Fafá Jaepelt,?BillyMcKay,?Chad Woody,?Max Clotfelter,?J.T. Yost,?Ben Snakepit,?J.M.Hunter,?Jason Marcy,?Steve Wallet,?Jesse ReklawKen Bausert/StevenAnderson,?Michael Kraiger,?George ErlingJoseph Cotsirilos,?Aimee HagertyJohnson,?Jason Martin,?Kevin Van Hyning,?Pete Wentzell,?JoshMedsker,?Roberta Gregory,?James Burns,?Brad W. Foster,?M. JacobAlvarez,?Tom Scarecrow,?David St. Albans,?Peter Conrad,?Maddie Fix,?JoelOrff,?Dave Kiersh,?Donna Barr,?Sally-Anne Hickman,?Missy Kulik,?JimSiergey,?J Gonzalez-Blitz,?Jennifer Hayden,?and Carrie McNinch. CoverArtist 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 久热这里在线精品for the past 12 years. Sadly, the owner is closing shop on 5/1/19 tofocus on her own creative pursuits after adding so much to Birmingham’sart scene for 20 years. You can read more about this bittersweetdevelopment here.I will post more information about the future of my art soon. I hope tohave some of my pieces for sale elsewhere in Birmingham, and I plan tosell 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 Galleryin Birmingham, AL with Ashley Lindsey, April 20-May 4. All art wasinspired by our personal connection to pop culture. I created over 60pieces in my style, and icons such as Tippi Hedren, Jackie Kennedy,Frida Kahlo, Devo, Bowie & many more inspired my paintbrush. Fromthis and other recent shows, I can confidently say that the piecesinspired by The Birds are most in demand. So… I am working on severalmore of those for Artwalk in the fall!?

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

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

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

REVIEWS SO FAR:

“Zinequeen Delaine Derry Green’s NMSD has been the gold standard for memoircomics anthologies for over twenty years. In that time, each issue hasbecome ever more ambitious, boasting a who’s-who of comics autobioluminaries. With the new nineteenth volume, Green has outdone herself,as the artists tackle the theme of unexplained events. It’s a book that
revealsGreen’s considerable skill as a curator and editor, as she carefullybalances the mood and flow of this highly entertaining volume.” – RobClough, The Comics Journal, TCJ.com, High-Low

“For a sampling ofsome of the best independent cartoonists today, one great source is theNOT MY SMALL DIARY anthology. This is a fascinating book and amust-read for anyone interested in contemporary comics. Each artist youvisit here is like a little island unto itself.”– Henry Chamberlain,Comics Grinder, comicsgrinder.com

“Editor Delaine Derry Green andher cohort of storytellers expose the cracks in the thin veneerseparating this dimension of reality from the next. From the firsthair-raising story to the last, Not My Small Diary #19 is a staccatodelivery of twist endings, reincarnated pets, and humorous superstitionsexisting in a mostly invisible layer on the edge of our consciousness.” – Justin Giampioli, Comics Bulletin, comicsbulletin.com

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.

#SquatGoals

Squatty Pottyheld 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 myown! 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 inour second bathroom).

Fashion Nightmare

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