There's a quiet movement out there of comics artists drawing their daily lives. Some draw daily, others weekly, others not on a particular schedule. The result is meditative, compelling, and has plenty of ups and downs without easy answers or pat narratives—like life itself. Here's a list of books and zines to whet your appetite for this small but mighty genre.
by Ben Snakepit Author and Aaron Cometbus Foreword
Ben White draws his life everyday in 3 comic panels. This was his first book, collecting quite a few various zines. …
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If you want to check out diary comics, Snake Pit is your entry drug. Ben's been drawing a 3-panel copy every day for over 15 years. This is where it all began.
by Kyle Bravo Author
Kyle's ongoing diary comics series shows him navigating life at 40, which is filled with many downs, but …
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Year of Zines: In which Sarah Mirk (That's Me!) Somewhat Obsessively Tries to Make a Zine Every Day For a Year
by Sarah Mirk Author
After spending a year making one zine every day, Sarah Mirk collected her favorite 100 of them into this bright yellow …
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Very much in the spirit of diary comics!
by Georgia Webber Author
Georgia was a chatty, singing-in-the-shower twentysomething working at a bike shop in Montreal, before losing her voice …
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More of a comics memoir—all the daily reality of diary comics but with more of a developed narrative if you're into that
by Ken Dahl Author and Gabby Schulz Author
Monsters is the latest graphic novel by Ken Dahl, author of the Microcosm published title Welcome to the Dahlhouse. …
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Another comics memoir! All mapped out and written after the fact, but preserves all the painful emotional immediacy.
by Phoebe Gloeckner Author
While set in the libertine atmosphere of 1970s San Francisco, Minnie's journey to understand herself and her world …
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More of a narrative comment structured around the format of a teen's diary, rather than a live-drawn account of daily life, but if you like diary comix this may keep you going.
by Tom Hart Author
This comprehensive guide to writing a graphic memoir is both helpful and moving, and will tell you everything you need …
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