Diary Comix

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.

The Snake Pit Book: Daily Diary Comics 2001-2003

The Snake Pit Book: Daily Diary Comics 2001-2003

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.

$70 Superpack: Snake Pit 2001-2018

$70 Superpack: Snake Pit 2001-2018

by Ben Snakepit Author

Three panels, every day since 2001. TWENTY years of Snake Pit! Seven books! Snake Pit is nothing if not consistent in …

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Invincible Summer: An Anthology

Invincible Summer: An Anthology

by Nicole Georges Author

Comics memoirist Nicole J. Georges captures her adventures and thoughts in unique, heartfelt illustrations & …

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Nicole's weekly diary comics capture a slice of queer, punk life in Portland of yore.

Invincible Summer: An Anthology II

Invincible Summer: An Anthology II

by Nicole Georges Author

After years of over-caffeinated and restless free time, acclaimed artist and writer Nicole J Georges has amassed …

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Super Late Bloomer: My Early Days in Transition

Super Late Bloomer: My Early Days in Transition

by Julia Kaye Author

Throughout most of the year 2016, Julia Kaye created a comic strip a day surrounding the topic of her identity as …

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Forever and Everything #2

Forever and Everything #2

by Kyle Bravo Author

Kyle Bravo is back in this second issue of Forever and Everything.  You'll be chuckling along as Kyle …

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Kyle documents scenes from his life, with themes of work, parenting, and depression

Forever and Everything #3

Forever and Everything #3

by Kyle Bravo Author

Kyle Bravo's diary comics describe the ups and downs and joys of everyday life. In this issue, it's 2017, his …

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Forever and Everything #4

Forever and Everything #4

by Kyle Bravo Author

Kyle's story of fatherhood continues with the fourth volume of diary comics zine Forever and Everything. He …

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Forever and Everything #5: The "Feeling Bad Then Feeling Better" Issue

Forever and Everything #5: The "Feeling Bad Then Feeling Better" Issue

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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BFF: Brainfag Forever

BFF: Brainfag Forever

by Nate Beaty Author

BFF: Brainfag Forever! collects nearly a decade of Nate Beaty's self-published comics. Brainfag is a medical term …

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Funny and self-deprecating scenes from Nate's life as a cartoonist and computer programmer

Piecemeal 4

Piecemeal 4

by Nate Beaty Author

Nate's diary comics are funny, revealing, and drawn with flair. In this collection from 2015, he sticks to two …

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Don't Cry Wolfman Chicago

Don't Cry Wolfman Chicago

by Nate Beaty Author

Diary comix ftw! Nate Beaty (Brainfag Forever) shares 120 pages of comics pages outlining scenes from his daily …

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Wolfman Chicago Has a Frittata in the Oven

Wolfman Chicago Has a Frittata in the Oven

by Nate Beaty Author

Cat chaos, bubble butts, DIY body mods, computer trauma, god as a beat poet. Collects Nate's Wolfman strips …

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Diary of a Miscreant

Diary of a Miscreant

by Isy Morgenmuffel Author

Fans of the zine Morgenmuffel will celebrate this anthology of some of Isy Morgenmuffel's best comics! Covering a …

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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

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!

Dumb: Living Without a Voice

Dumb: Living Without a Voice

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

I Thought YOU Hated ME

I Thought YOU Hated ME

by MariNaomi Author

A comic about the twists and turns of a complex, lifelong friendship between two women, from childhood to adulthood, …

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Monsters by Ken Dahl

Monsters by Ken Dahl

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.

The Diary of a Teenage Girl: An Account in Words and Pictures

The Diary of a Teenage Girl: An Account in Words and Pictures

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.

The Art of the Graphic Memoir: Tell Your Story, Change Your Life

The Art of the Graphic Memoir: Tell Your Story, Change Your Life

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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