Dirty Diamonds is co-edited and published by Kelly Phillips and Claire Folkman, drawing buds since the 7th grade. Holding down the fort on opposite ends of Philadelphia, they have been the loving parents of the all-girl comic anthology since 2011.
The goal of Dirty Diamonds has been to give the women of comics a dedicated outlet for telling their stories, and artists from around the world have contributed their (semi-)autobiographical works over the years. Gathering these personal stories has allowed Dirty Diamonds to highlight both the talents and experiences of women in comics today.
Each of the first five issues were donated to the permanent comics collection at the Library of Congress (and upcoming issues will be able to join them). Posterity!