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Popzara Podcast E.162 Hazel Newlevant Talks Chainmail Bikini, Women Gamers
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Popzara Podcast E.162 Hazel Newlevant Talks Chainmail Bikini, Women Gamers

Josh talks with cartoonist Hazel Newlevant about female gamers, the importance of inclusion, and Chainmail Bikinis.

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People talk about gender quality and the continuing inclusion of women in the gaming industry, but what about those fans on the other wise of the display: the gamers themselves? By putting pen to paper (or stylus to tablet) and telling their own stories, the results might look a little something like Chainmail Bikini: The Anthology of Women Gamers, an illustrated love letter to gaming itself and self-discovery packed with 36 different stories from various women spanning every facet of gaming.

On this inky episode of the Popzara Podcast our own comics+gaming loving Josh Boykin talks with editor and cartoonist Hazel Newlevant to learn about the book’s Kickstarter roots, its surprising reception, personal stories she contributed, as well as her latest project “No Ivy League”. Even with technical difficulties, it’s real-talk about one of the gaming industry’s least understood – and fastest-growing – markets.

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