Chainmail Bikini is a Kickstarter-funded comics anthology by and about female gamers -- whether they play video games, board games or card games.
"The comics in Chainmail Bikini explore the real-life impact of entering a fantasy world, how games can connect us with each other and teach us about ourselves," organizer Hzel Newlevant explains on the Kickstarter page. "Alliances are forged, dice get rolled, and dragons get slain! We believe that gaming should be open to all, regardless of gender. 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."
Launched just last week, Chainmail Bikini has already rocketed past its initial $13,000 goal and is now going for bonus rounds, with an premium paper stock and direct bonuses to contributors, which include Hellen Jo, Carey Pietsch, Molly Ostertag and Sarah Winifred Searle, among others.