Diana Alabbadi, widely known by her penname dee Juusan, is a comic artist and writer, who uses different mediums to write stories about the human condition and platonic relationships in modern day settings.
Her main body of work is the Drama/Psychological Manga Grey is… which has been ongoing since 2010 with 8 self-published volumes and two art books, as of 2020.
In 2018 she started collecting all the side stories and comic strips which she sketched next to the manga to enrich the universe, under the title “Grey is Clippings” in the style of a colored webtoon and has also been ongoing since.
In 2020, Clippings was selected by the Jury of the Japan Media Arts Festival as a notable work in its 23rd round.
Apart from these projects, dee has a number of published and award-winning one-shots which are listed below.
Building steps to leap beyond the mirage…
dee Juusan’s work focuses on friendship, family and other platonic bonds with their mundane but important interactions as well as the duality of the human soul.
- Grey is…
Vol1 || Vol2 || Vol3 || Vol4 || Vol5 || Vol6 || logbook Vol1 || logbook Vol2 ||
Vol7 || Vol8
- Halcyon: The Art of Grey is… (2012-2016)
- Apricity: The Art of Grey is… (2016-2018)
- Grey is… (Spanish Edition by Milkyway Ediciones) Vol1 || Vol2 || Vol3 || Vol4
- a Pure Love in Silent Manga Audition Compilation Book 1
- Drawing a Smile Out in Silent Manga Audition Compilation Book 2
- Shut in Shut out in Sparkler Monthly
- Pictures and Petals in SMAC web magazine
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2020 Grey is… Clippings selected by the Jury of the 23rd Japan Media Arts Festival
2017 “Drawing a Smile Out” short movie adaptation which was screened in the Kumamoto Manga Festival.
2015 Joined the Silent Manga Audition Master Class
2014 “Drawing a Smile Out” won Excellence Award in Silent Manga Audition
2013 “a Pure Love” won Runner-Up award in the first year of Silent Manga Audition
2011 “What once was a dove” selected as finalist in the 5th Morning International Comic Competition