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In society today, there exist a pervasive myth that some people are born with style— when in reality, it’s learned! Unfortunately, lots of fat women grew up thinking that style is something for thin women only, and never spent time developing their style muscles. This is a zine for them!
Featuring 36 pages of content, this zine showcases the styles of four fictional women, and as well as some guidelines for developing your own personal style. Check out a preview spread here!
Because I’m currently only selling it as a PDF, I have set the price at $5. If you can’t afford to pay that, or don’t have a way of paying online, please shoot me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will send you a copy. The money goes towards allowing me to create more things like this, so please pay if you can! And hey— if you’ve got the cash and are into this idea, perhaps pay a few extra dollars? Every cent helps a fat working lady illustrator!
NOTE: When this zine becomes available in print, IF YOU BOUGHT IT ONLINE FIRST, $5 will be deducted from the print price! There’s not a date set yet for print copies, as I have no idea how I’m going to print it yet (it’s so long!!), but I do plan on doing a print run.
So I need to be more proactive about saving up my bones for international-wedding-related-things (not to mention pesky visa application fees and everything else leering at me and my feeble bank account).
I could start whoring myself around the freelance design world again, or I could just whore out the things I’m selling on Etsy. So check it.