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.

 

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.

bkbfcomics:

Brooklyn Book Festival sketch by Hazel Newlevant.
Majority of the audience at this panel had sketchbooks open. Send me more so I can post them! Lots seemed to be of some tall dude with an elephant tattooed on his neck. 

Some dumb ish I drew of buddies inkfilledsea and bighonkk. Believe it or not, I love having friends with an aching need to prove their comics knowledge. Also, Brooklyn Book Festival had some sweet-ass comics programming, and Brandon Graham is a very thoughtful and nice man.

bkbfcomics:

Brooklyn Book Festival sketch by Hazel Newlevant.

Majority of the audience at this panel had sketchbooks open. Send me more so I can post them! Lots seemed to be of some tall dude with an elephant tattooed on his neck. 

Some dumb ish I drew of buddies inkfilledsea and bighonkk. Believe it or not, I love having friends with an aching need to prove their comics knowledge. Also, Brooklyn Book Festival had some sweet-ass comics programming, and Brandon Graham is a very thoughtful and nice man.

feministrogers:

portraits of me and my best friend and roommate lovengirls by newlevant done at the Helsinki Comics Festival 

My portraits got framed! I’m honored to be on somebody’s wall.

feministrogers:

portraits of me and my best friend and roommate lovengirls by newlevant done at the Helsinki Comics Festival 

My portraits got framed! I’m honored to be on somebody’s wall.

 Thanks for reading. This comic is a different direction for me artistically, and it’s close to my heart. If you want to read it bigger, you can download a PDF of A Visit from the Gringa for $0+ on Gumroad!

I visited my homegirl lauralannes in Rio this summer, and made a 18-page comic about it. 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!

Download a PDF of A Visit From The Gringa for $0+ on Gumroad!

First question on Chainmail Bikini submissions: Can folks submit multiple proposals, if they have several different good story ideas?

Answer: Yes! Please keep them all in the same email. If accepted, I will let you know which idea to go forward with.

Chainmail Bikini submission guidelines here!

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

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