Comics: i was a fat kid

Title: i was a fat kid
Date(s) of creation: October, 1994
Creator / author / publisher: Max Airborne, FaT GiRL
Physical description:
Part of a zine page with a comic drawn in black and white
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From FaT GiRL #1, October, 1994

by Max Airborne

Image description: A comic hand drawn with black ink on white paper. A series of frames mixing drawings and handwritten text, arranged from top to bottom, left to right.

1 . I was a fat kid. [simple drawing of a fat kid, like a stick drawing but with balloon shapes instead of sticks. Hair sticks straight up.] I learned that I was a blob (“BLOB” is in big bubble letters).

2. [A round hand mirror with cracked glass.]

3. I became associated with other blobs [A whale swimming, a pig face, the round earth from above.]

4. When I was 8, I reached my mother’s ideal weight. [Same fat kid on a bathroom scale, viewed from above. The scale reads 120.] [A speech bubble from mom: “Good dear! You’ll be a perfect grownup if you never gain a pound!]

5. Gee, I sure didn’t feel perfect. [face with straight mouth, a question mark above them.]

6. They tried to free the skinny girl inside me. Threats [a hand saw, a sharp knife with a glinting blade, the word food crossed out, a frown of shame saying “BAD!”.]

7. [Same fat kid behind prison bars.] They couldn’t find her.

8. I retreated inward. [spiral with arrow pointing inward.]

9. I wanted to find her too. [Fat kid, slightly older, with a satchel on a stick over their shoulder, walking on top of a hill with sun and mountains in the background.]

10. I figured out the problem! She ain’t skinny. [Fat adult with black clothes and a cape, arms forward flying through the air. The letters FG are on their chest.]