The FATIZEN Project
Is there an acceptable level of fatness? And if so, how fat is too fat?
In our society, there is a growing intolerance of FAT people. In spite of the fat positivity and body acceptance movement, there are those who feel threatened by the bodies of the obese. As FAT people express more self-confidence and self-love for who and what they are, they (we) often come face-to-face with an outright hatred, a kind of racist revulsion for the abundant size of our bodies. Frequently, this is delivered in a sweet guise of care and concern for our health.
FATIZEN: The Graphic Novel, Part One explores an intolerant world that takes an extremist idea and lets it play out for all to see. Sixty years in the future, the diet industry becomes the most powerful branch of the federal government. The rights of the obese are slowly diminished, and then the rebellion begins. But could you maintain a low Body Mass Index if it was law? What if your life depended on it?
Based on the 2015 novel Fatizen 24602 by Philip C. Barragan II, FATIZEN: The Graphic Novel, Part One shows one woman’s journey and how she stands up for her rights and inspires courage, hope, and a revolution. Join Delilah on her adventure and experience the tenacious spirit that perseveres in the face of unrelenting adversity.
This second edition contains additional new artwork and substantially revised content. Let us introduce you to the FIRST plus-sized action hero, Delilah Palladino.
Fatizen 24602 , the prose novel, was published in 2015 by Branch Hill Publications. On July 7, 2017, FATIZEN: The Graphic Novel, Part One hit bookstores. And on August 30, 2019, FATIZEN Second Edition arrived! Complete with new additional artwork and substantially revised content, our Second Edition is now available in eBook format and can be downloaded on your iPhone Apple Books now!
The graphic novel is the first of a three-part series adapted from the prose novel. FATIZEN is presented in 144 full color pages. Illustrator Mason Arrigo and colorist Chris Link lend their talents to Barragan's timely story.
"Amazing storyline. A deep inside look into a fantasy world not too far from our reality, exploring the petty hatred of a group of individuals not fitting society's 'fit' appearance."
"Well written and well drawn, this book is full of evocative description, gripping plot twists, and, most interesting to me, a certain ethical ambiguity you only find in the best literature."
"FATIZEN 24602 is a must read for any fat advocate, and will leave you hungry for more."
"A Must Read. This is speculative fiction that brings it home! Speculative nothing -- this is happening now!"