Sellin' you wisdom from a plexiglass prism. I'm Hazel Newlevant, a Portland-raised, Queens-residing cartoonist and illustrator.

I've self-published a lot of cool mini-comics, and even a coloring book! You can buy them from my storenvy.

 

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Triple Release Party at Desert Island http://ift.tt/1CrIhlm

NYC friends, we’re having a sweet-ass joint release party. (Also, if you’re a follower who lives in the area but we don’t know each other yet, I would be stoked to meet you!)
Time: Wednesday, October 22nd, 7pmPlace: Desert Island (540 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY)
Between myself, Robyn Chapman, and Preston Spurlock, we’ll have If This Be Sin, Limp Wrist, The Micro-Press Yearbook, Tact, and Sensual Delicacies! There will be readings and music. I think you should come.

paperrocketcomics:

Triple Release Party at Desert Island http://ift.tt/1CrIhlm

NYC friends, we’re having a sweet-ass joint release party. (Also, if you’re a follower who lives in the area but we don’t know each other yet, I would be stoked to meet you!)

Time: Wednesday, October 22nd, 7pm
Place: Desert Island (540 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY)

Between myself, Robyn Chapman, and Preston Spurlock, we’ll have If This Be Sin, Limp Wrist, The Micro-Press Yearbook, Tact, and Sensual Delicacies! There will be readings and music. I think you should come.

Deadline for proposals is tomorrow! If you were thinking about submitting to Chainmail Bikini but haven’t got around to it yet, now is the time.
newlevant:

Hey y’all, one more week to submit your comic proposals to Chainmail Bikini!
Deadline for proposals is October 15th.
newlevant:

Announcing Chainmail Bikini!
At a time when the female perspective and female presence and in gaming has once again come under fire, Chainmail Bikini seeks to celebrate the experience of women as players, makers, and critics of gaming. Female creators have come together to make an anthology of comics that is not only entertaining but insightful. From videogames to table top role play to collectible card games, Chainmail Bikini will show 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 on the medium.
Featuring the talents of:
Aatmaja PandyaAnna AnthropyAnna RoseAnnie MokCaitlin Rose BoyleCarey PietschElizabeth SiminsHazel NewlevantIasmin Omar AtaJane MaiKinoko EvansLaura LannesMaggie Siegel-BereleMegan BrennanMeghan Landsmerritt kopas & Mia SchwartzMiranda HarmonMK ReedMolly OstertagSera Stanton
I’m still searching for a few more contributors, so submissions are open from now until October 15th, 2014. If you are a woman interested in contributing a 1-8 page comic about gaming, please visit the submission guidelines.
Chainmail Bikini will launch a Kickstarter in March 2015. Until then, keep playing!
—Hazel Newlevant, editor

Deadline for proposals is tomorrow! If you were thinking about submitting to Chainmail Bikini but haven’t got around to it yet, now is the time.

newlevant:

Hey y’all, one more week to submit your comic proposals to Chainmail Bikini!

Deadline for proposals is October 15th.

newlevant:

Announcing Chainmail Bikini!

At a time when the female perspective and female presence and in gaming has once again come under fire, Chainmail Bikini seeks to celebrate the experience of women as players, makers, and critics of gaming. Female creators have come together to make an anthology of comics that is not only entertaining but insightful. From videogames to table top role play to collectible card games, Chainmail Bikini will show 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 on the medium.

Featuring the talents of:

Aatmaja Pandya
Anna Anthropy
Anna Rose
Annie Mok
Caitlin Rose Boyle
Carey Pietsch
Elizabeth Simins
Hazel Newlevant
Iasmin Omar Ata
Jane Mai
Kinoko Evans
Laura Lannes
Maggie Siegel-Berele
Megan Brennan
Meghan Lands
merritt kopas & Mia Schwartz
Miranda Harmon
MK Reed
Molly Ostertag
Sera Stanton

I’m still searching for a few more contributors, so submissions are open from now until October 15th, 2014. If you are a woman interested in contributing a 1-8 page comic about gaming, please visit the submission guidelines.

Chainmail Bikini will launch a Kickstarter in March 2015. Until then, keep playing!

—Hazel Newlevant, editor

spx:

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I walk through this badly illuminated corridor at the North Bethesda Marriott Hotel, surrounded by five or six other people. We get the elevator, make some lefts and rights and get to the specific door. They open it just a bit, recognize some of us, and let us in. They salute us. Some of us have beers. Some of us are not twenty one.

The rooms at the North Bethesda Marriott Hotel, naturally badly illuminated, get even darker in this saturday night. The absence of light is compensated by the excess of people and noise: there are at least fifteen people in the crowded, small room, with its two double beds, a small desk, a tv and some luggage. With every chair and space occupied, most of us can’t sit, but we don’t mind, really. Our focus is on the people and the conversations that are going on right there.

As soon as I get there, I try to get myself somethign to drink. It was hard to get some beer, but soon enough someone finds me a half glass of cheap whiskey. Whatareyougonnado. Our initial group dissolves itself and blends in very quickly, some of us finding old friends and acquaintances, meeting new people and exploring that environment.

The thing is, up until a few hours ago, I didn’t know any of those people. Making conversation, this girls turns to me and asks in the most casual way:

“So, what kind of comics do you make?”

I hesitate for an intant, and begin a description that’s becoming more and more familiar with each passing week:

“Oh, they’re mostly about high school, about these five teenage friends and their daily lives. It’s kind of semi autobiographical, really down to earth, and slice of life, I guess.”

And in the insant of my hesitation, I realise: everyone in that room makes comics, of course. Because they are all staying at the Marriott for spx, one of the largest independent comics events in the US. It takes a while to absorb that information, this reality that is being presented to me, and from then on, the conversations only get deeper and more complex.

It’s all really exciting.

This is where the magic happens.

Hey y’all, one more week to submit your comic proposals to Chainmail Bikini!
Deadline for proposals is October 15th.
newlevant:

Announcing Chainmail Bikini!
At a time when the female perspective and female presence and in gaming has once again come under fire, Chainmail Bikini seeks to celebrate the experience of women as players, makers, and critics of gaming. Female creators have come together to make an anthology of comics that is not only entertaining but insightful. From videogames to table top role play to collectible card games, Chainmail Bikini will show 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 on the medium.
Featuring the talents of:
Aatmaja PandyaAnna AnthropyAnna RoseAnnie MokCaitlin Rose BoyleCarey PietschElizabeth SiminsHazel NewlevantIasmin Omar AtaJane MaiKinoko EvansLaura LannesMaggie Siegel-BereleMegan BrennanMeghan Landsmerritt kopas & Mia SchwartzMiranda HarmonMK ReedMolly OstertagSera Stanton
I’m still searching for a few more contributors, so submissions are open from now until October 15th, 2014. If you are a woman interested in contributing a 1-8 page comic about gaming, please visit the submission guidelines.
Chainmail Bikini will launch a Kickstarter in March 2015. Until then, keep playing!
—Hazel Newlevant, editor

Hey y’all, one more week to submit your comic proposals to Chainmail Bikini!

Deadline for proposals is October 15th.

newlevant:

Announcing Chainmail Bikini!

At a time when the female perspective and female presence and in gaming has once again come under fire, Chainmail Bikini seeks to celebrate the experience of women as players, makers, and critics of gaming. Female creators have come together to make an anthology of comics that is not only entertaining but insightful. From videogames to table top role play to collectible card games, Chainmail Bikini will show 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 on the medium.

Featuring the talents of:

Aatmaja Pandya
Anna Anthropy
Anna Rose
Annie Mok
Caitlin Rose Boyle
Carey Pietsch
Elizabeth Simins
Hazel Newlevant
Iasmin Omar Ata
Jane Mai
Kinoko Evans
Laura Lannes
Maggie Siegel-Berele
Megan Brennan
Meghan Lands
merritt kopas & Mia Schwartz
Miranda Harmon
MK Reed
Molly Ostertag
Sera Stanton

I’m still searching for a few more contributors, so submissions are open from now until October 15th, 2014. If you are a woman interested in contributing a 1-8 page comic about gaming, please visit the submission guidelines.

Chainmail Bikini will launch a Kickstarter in March 2015. Until then, keep playing!

—Hazel Newlevant, editor

newlevant:

Get the joke?

I’ve been going through a tough breakup, so this comic is once again applicable. Take care, everybody.

newlevant:

Get the joke?

I’ve been going through a tough breakup, so this comic is once again applicable. Take care, everybody.

I’m exhibiting at MICE this weekend, table B92!

I’ll be debuting my new mini-comic about travels in Brazil, A Visit from the Gringa. 20 pages, 8.5x11, printed on thick light blue paper stock. Watch as I make naive mistakes, challenge cartoonist Rafael Coutinho to a dance-off, grapple with gender and class in Brazilian culture, check out women, and throw up a lot!

My favorite new read from SPX was the Subcultures anthology, published by ninthartpress. There are a lot of fun comics in here, but the whole of this anthology is greater than the sum of its parts. Taken together, the stories show what members of subcultures all share: an alienation from the culture at large, and a search for belonging.

(Also, I contributed a comic about homeschooling which I’m proud of, and which has not been shown in full anywhere else.)

It’s bisexual awareness week, so here’s a little comic about my own bisexual dating history.

Update to the story: I am currently happily monogamous. Figuring out what one wants out of relationships is a messy, but ultimately rewarding process.

Drawn to Comics' One-Year Anniversary Presents The First Annual Autostraddle Comic and Sequential Art Awards

I’m honored that If This Be Sin was shortlisted for the Autostraddle Comic and Sequential Art Award for Best Graphic Novel. They even gave me a sweet award seal!

Autostraddle is my favoritest independent queer women-focused news site, and they’ve been doing some bang-up comics coverage (thanks to Mey Rude’s “Drawn To Comics” column). Go check out all of the shortlists and winners, and get your new reading list!

You can order If This Be Sin from my Storenvy.

autostraddle:

Drawn to Comics’ One-Year Anniversary Presents The First Annual Autostraddle Comic and Sequential Art Awards

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We’re living in a time when women, especially women of color and queer women, are enjoying more and more opportunities to star in and even make their own…

ilikelookingatnakedmen asked
Just to clarify, do people need to submit a finished comic by October 15, or just an outline? If it's the outline, when would you need finished art by?

For Chainmail Bikini, people only need to submit an outline by October 15th. If your proposal is accepted, finished art is due by February 1st, 2015. For more information, see the Chainmail Bikini submission guidelines.