Cute Nose 1 and 2
A collection of surreal semi-autobiographical short comics that explore feelings and experiences related to mental illness, gender identity, cuteness, and Jewish identity. (2021-2022)
This review meant a lot to me:
“Truly brilliant mini comic making by Diamant, the work here feels like the ultra aesthetic approach to comics as a stage where anything can happen that you might see in early newspaper strips…but all of that is filtered through inky classic zine making aesthetics. The minute I saw these, I knew they needed to be in the Domino store, beautiful stuff.” – Domino Books
Cute Nose issue 1 was also reviewed thoughtfully in Broken Pencil Magazine; web version available to read in full over here.
“The art is delightful and charming as it wanders through creature shapes and furniture that opens into different realms; features such as the nose, given great weight by our protagonist, become exaggerated and emphasized. The tub is a consistent focus throughout, a container through which Diamant’s main character explores their thoughts. It becomes the mouth of a creature, a ship, a witch’s house, and all the while our protagonist explores their own different shapes and characters within it.”
Cute Nose issue 2 debuted at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival in June, 2022
Several pages from this project are included below along with other one page comics.