HAPPY 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TO THE FAT MERMAID ZINE!
IN THIS EXCLUSIVE RERELEASE, MYSELF AND GUMROAD WILL BE DONATING ALL PROCEEDS TO HELP PUERTO RICO IN THEIR TIME OF NEED. THIS IS A 24 HOUR EVENT AND THIS ZINE WILL NEVER BE AVAILABLE AGAIN.
WHAT IS IT?
FAT MERMAIDS is a spontaneous collaborative digital zine project inspired during a bout of targeted harassment towards myself (the organizer, thumbcramps) based on my weight and the artwork I produce that focuses on diverse women and larger bodies. I draw a lot of mermaids, and in the midst of all of the hate and pure vitriol that filled my twitter mentions, it started to be warded off by people sending me amazing drawings of fat mermaids. I got tons and tons, and it was incredible. It really showed me just how important it is to show people beautiful fat bodies -- the fact that I somehow inspired such an outpouring of support was just stunning.
As more and more rolled in, I realized the best way to make a statement back to these bullies was to really try to make a tangible difference. I asked all of the people that sent me their art as well as put out an open call to participate in a zine that would feature lovely, curvy, bumpy, tubby mermaids -- all proceeds were originally donated to a non-profit charity (beauty REDEFINED). THE RERELASE PROFITS WILL GO TO VOICES FOR PUERTO RICO. It is absolutely amazing how many artists were willing to donate their time to draw some fat fish ladies and show their support for such an important cause.
WHAT WILL I GET?
FAT MERMAIDS: A COLLABORATIVE CHARITY ZINE, a 91 page curated digital collection of mermaids that are my personal favorites (well, all of them are my favorites... but these are my SUPER FAVORITES) with a foreword by me. The second is FAT MERMAIDS: UNABRIGED, which is a 210 page digital collection of all the other fantastic and beautiful work that I received from all sorts of people of different ages and skill levels. You will get both of these collections with a donation of $1 USD OR MORE.