Chainmail Bikini is an anthology of comics by and about female gamers! Forty cartoonists have contributed comics about the games they’re passionate aboutfrom video games to tabletop role-playing to collectible card games. The comics in Chainmail Bikini explore the real-life impact of entering a fantasy world, and how games can connect us with each other and teach us about ourselves. Alliances are forged, dice get rolled, and dragons get slain! 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.
Chainmail Bikini is edited by Hazel Newlevant ( If This Be Sin ), and features a cover illustration by Hellen Jo and comics by established talents and rising stars including Annie Mok, Jane Mai, Molly Ostertag, MK Reed, and Sophie Yanow.
|Product dimensions:||6.60(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||17 Years|
About the Author
Hazel Newlevant: Hazel Newlevant is a cartoonist living in Queens, NY. Her comic Ci Vediamo was awarded a Xeric Grant, and her graphic novel If This Be Sin was awarded the 2013 Prism Comics Queer Press Grant.
Sophie Yanow: Sophie Yanow has been an artist in residence at La Maison de la Bande Dessinée, and the fellow at the Center for Cartoon Studies. Her comic War of Streets and Houses was nominated for the Doug Wright Spotlight Award and the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Graphic Novel.
Jane Mai: Jane Mai is a freelance illustrator and comic artist from Brooklyn, New York. Her work has appeared in several anthologies and self-published zines. Her comics Sunday in the Park with Boys and See You Next Tuesday are published by Koyama Press.
Molly Ostertag: Molly Ostertag graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2014. She makes comics with a focus on powerful women of all kinds, and draws the webcomic Strong Female Protagonist. Her work has received an SVA Alumni Society grant.?
MK Reed: MK Reed is the author of Americus & The Cute Girl Network , from First Second. Americus was the winner of NAIBA’s 2012 Carla Cohen Free Speech Award, and was a 2011 American Booksellers for Children’s New Voices title. The first chapter was nominated for an Ignatz for Outstanding Story in 2008.
Table of Contents
A Certain Kind of Story by Molly Ostertag
Let Me Do It by Sara Goetter
Choose Your Own Adventure by Rachel Ordway
Better Together by Hazel Newlevant
Reticulating Splines by Amanda Scurti
Poppy the Gnome and Friends! by Katie Longua
Tales of the Crystals written by anna anthropy, illustrated by Jeremy Boydell
Gamer Grrrl written by Kae Kelly-Colon, illustrated by June Vigants
Pocket Worlds by Anna Rose
Boy or Girl? by Kori Michele Handwerker
Delicious Escapism by Sarah Winifred Searle
Battle for Amtgard by Maggie Siegel-Berele
LAIR by Natalie Dupille
Girls Who Are Boys by MK Reed
Here Comes a New Challenger by Kinoko Evans
Pretty Paladin Critical Missy by Becca Hillburn
Rush of Blood by Hazel Newlevant
Three Weekends a Year by Kate Craig
I Choose You written by merritt kopas, illustrated by Mia Schwartz
Absolute Dominion by Diana Nock
A Kind of Magic by Liane Pyper
The Natural by Sarah Stern
She’s the Backbone of This Facility by Laura Lannes
Memoir of a Part-Time Knight by Yao Xiao
Project White Mage by Sera Stanton
Connections by Caitlin Rose Boyle
Dream Suite by Megan Brennan
Life +1 by Buntoo
Hang In There, Peach by Aatmaja Pandya
Manic Pixel Dream Girl Gaiden: Guitar Heroine by Elizabeth Simins
Ikachan by Jane Mai
Slinging Cardboard by Sophie Yanow
Stand-Ins by Annie Mok
Achievement Unlocked by Jade F. Lee
Hermia by Miranda Harmon
Pocket by Carey Pietsch