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, 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. I wrapped up some new and exciting mixed media paintings in February.
In this updated 15th anniversary edition of the beloved classic, Patricia Monaghan offers fresh advice and guidance for...
more Amidst the rustle of silken garments, an old woman in black appears to those near death at a Nevada hospital.
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!
But now, in this peculiar year of 2017 in this strange world we live in, ghosting is a brutal dating move. Few singletons can honestly say they’ve never ghosted anyone on their dating app of choice, but surely that’s not acceptable after meeting up in person? James: I'm admitting it because I'm an unrepentant ghoster. James: When you're not invested in someone - you haven't met them, you don't know their surname, you don't know their hopes and dreams - then it's far easier to hit the block button than to decide to explain to them why you don't want to talk to them, surely? Most people have tons of plates spinning at once on there, and if someone suddenly disappears from the list of Tinder matches then is that really so brutal? Often I'm talking to a lot of guys at once on dating apps so if one of them stops replying, I usually don't notice. Recently a guy I went on one date with seemed to be ghosting me afterwards, so five days later I sent him another message - he duly replied but used that same line on me. Rachel: Have you seriously never been disappointed at a woman not replying to you? James: Yes it's sad, especially if you liked that person.
If you have somehow been living under a rock in a cave at the bottom of the ocean and don’t in fact know what ghosting is (and no, non-single people, you have no excuse to be ignorant of this cultural phenomenon), allow me to explain: Ghosting is simply when you stop replying to someone’s messages. I sat down with James, a 31-year-old single office worker, to grill him on why he ghosts women… I do it a few times every week and I genuinely don't feel guilty about it. Rachel: So you think ghosting is the kinder option than telling someone you're no longer interested? But sometimes there might be one I actually like and then it's a bit gutting if he just stops replying. James: Dating apps turn everyone into little emperors. So pre-dating apps (at 31 I'm positively prehistoric) you'd be a lot less fussy. James: If I've had a bad experience of someone who wouldn't take 'no' for an answer, does that make it a bit more justifiable? James: I, very politely, told a white lie and said I wasn't ready to date so soon after my last relationship. Although I question the truth behind it I was glad to have some closure (and was never going to contact him again and again! But to me, the sadness comes from unrequited affection, rather than how they did it.
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.
There are UFOs, ghosts, curses, superstitions, coincidences too strange to believe, and more. The contributors are: Carrie Mc Ninch, 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 Mc Nee, George Erling, Elmore Buzzizyk, Chad Woody, Brad Foster, Lee J. REVIEWS SO FAR: "Zine queen Delaine Derry Green's NMSD has been the gold standard for memoir comics anthologies for over twenty years.