The Original Artist Friendly Convention!

April 18-19, 2015

San Jose Convention Center

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Fierce, Fab and Fluffy- Body Image, Self Esteem and Loving Your Curves with the Heavy Response Unit


12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

The crew of Chunky Girl Comics discusses the empowerment of women, positive body image issues and their own personal struggles dealing with bullying and being "the fat kid", being sexy and overweight and their overall mission with Chunky Girl Comics. This presentation was a featured panel at Convolution: The Next Step convention in San Francisco last summer where Marisa Garcia and the ladies of Chunky Girl Comics were featured guests. This presentation has since been presented, in modified forms, on stages and in schools across Northern California. Join the ladies of the Heavy Response Unit, along with a couple of other special guests as they challenge your idea of what a superhero should look like! Our panel includes a couple of male panelists as well, so men will be equally represented!

- Room 231A



Marisa Garcia- Creator, Chunky Girl Comics;  “Rosie” of the Heavy Response Unit

Violet Ruthless – Burlesque Dancer; “Sweet Pea” of the Heavy Response Unit

Gia Bomb- Makeup Artist; “Sage” of the Heavy Response Unit

Lori Myers- Plus Size Pole Dance Instructor; “Candy” of the Heavy Response Unit

Chrystal Bougon- Owner of Curvy Girl Lingerie (San Jose, CA); 

Ray Zepeda Jr- Creator of Tragic Hero Comics (Salinas, CA); 

Ricardo Padilla – Co-Founder of the Latino Comics Expo (San Francisco, CA)


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