Calling all female gamers! An awesome project is coming, edited by Hazel Newlevant (If This Be Sin), and featuring comics by Molly Ostertag, Yao Xiao, Annie Mok, Jane Mai, Mia Schwartz, and Carey Peitsch, and groundbreaking game developers Anna Anthropy and Merritt Kopas called Chainmail Bikini.
Chainmail Bikini is an anthology of comics by and about female gamers! The comics in the story explore the real-life impact of entering a fantasy world, how games can connect us with each other and teach us about ourselves. Chainmail Bikini shows that while women are not always the target market for gaming, they are a vital and thoroughly engaged part of it, and are eager to express their personal take as players, makers, and critics of games.
This is something that I feel extremely enthusiastic about, and a cause that I feel is very important. There is such a massive population of female gamers and it's about time that we all speak up and express our love for the gaming world just like everyone else. Over 40 cartoonists have contributed stories to Chainmail Bikini, topics ranging through games they're passionate about, whether video, table-top, card, or role-playing games. You can take a look at some of the artwork below, and some panels that will be featured in the book.
They're using Kickstarter to raise the money to print Chainmail Bikini as a 200+ page perfect-bound book, so be sure to check that out, and see a full list of their creative team here. They've actually already surpassed their initial goal for fundraising, and still have plenty of time to power through their stretch goals!
For more information, you can contact Hazel Newlevant: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christine Marie is a Staff Writer at Bleeding Cool, and bibliomaniac with a love for all things creative. She hopes to one day be a Superhero/Disney Princess/Novelist. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @AWritersWay or on her blog writerchristinemarie.wordpress.com.