Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Five Hundred Pound Peep Comic-Zine #1: A Peep Is Hatched!




Five Hundred Pound Peep Comic-Zine #1

A Peep is Hatched!

This is the first comic zine in a three-part series: based on the blog, Five Hundred Pound Peep: The Life & Times Of A 500-Pound Woman, on which she recounted the story of her life in comic form. Peep's comics serve as the snapshot of her life, times and struggles as a super-sized woman in America today.

Part One: A Peep Is Hatched, takes us through Peep's childhood, into middle school. You'll see her early struggles with a dysfunctional family, ballet class and Catholic school, and size discrimination. This issue is 29 pp., and comes to you on 8.5" x 11" Xeroxed paper, with a yellow color card stock cover, straight from the author's drawing table -- and into your hands! What more could you ask?

Look for the rest of the story in Part Two: A Peep Learns To Fly, which takes us from Peep's life (middle school to college, and becoming an art teacher: 43 pp.) and Part Three: Peep Escapes Various Cages (from early adulthood, to getting out of Chicago, and becoming disabled: 37 pp.). These are the second and third issues, and will go up for sale in the next few weeks. 

These hand-drawn, produced and Xeroxed comics are the results of Peep's 20-plus-year hobby of chronicling her life in comic form

Email me if you are interested just like the paintings and I will send you a link to the ebay where these are being sold. Here's a sneak preview of two and three:





POST NOTE: Please contact me at my email here, fivehundredpoundpeep@gmail.com if you want to trade a zine for a zine too. 

7 comments:

  1. congrats! just bought mine. i'm excited to read it!

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  2. I love your comics! I wish I could get them now but plan to get them in the near future.

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    1. Thanks, even later that is good. I am planning to put up #2 this week.

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  3. Wonderful! And a good way to heal!
    :-)

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  4. Congratulations Peep! Your comics are the light at the end of the tunnel - rediscovering, believing in and doing what brings real joy. We're becoming and enjoying who we would have been, before the MFs got to us. Art and fun is having the last word, it is winning, it's something that belongs to you - the best gift of all. And with that, a Merry Christmas, Good Yule and wishing the brightest & best to you and your dear husband OXO

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    1. Thanks Anon. :) I agree we are becoming who would have been. I know I am changing definitely, this year has been one of changes. Art is having the last word. I am working on a painting of war protesters now too. Merry Christmas, and Happy Holiday etc, to you. :)

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