You can now purchase Bad-at-Games sticker sheets directly from my Etsy shop! Each $4 sheet includes 10 kiss-cut vinyl matte stickers featuring vibrant full-color art and some of your favorite expletives. Shipping is free in the US, and cheap elsewhere.

I’m also in the planning stages for a couple new, long overdue Bad-at-Games comics, so thank you for your patience during this unofficial semi-hiatus! I promise it will be worth the wait~

<3, eliz

Bad-at-Games is community-funded! If you’re interested in helping me keep this thing running, and you want some rad perks, please consider contributing. Thank you!

Hey look! A comics anthology I’m participating in!


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 & Solomon Fletcher
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

A Bad at Games Father’s Day Special: Part 1.

The games industry is currently in the throes of what some have called the “Dadification of Games.” For those of us with complicated father situations, the veneration of the Dad Who Would Do Anything To Protect His Child (Usually A Daughter) narrative can be super frustrating. So, this month, I’ll be posting four short comics about my favorite dad games—none of which feature a Dad Risking Everything To Save His Daughter. I promise.

Bad-at-Games is community-funded! If you’re interested in helping me keep this thing running, and you want some rad stickers, please consider contributing. Thank you!

As many of you saw, Bad-at-Games was featured on Tumblr’s front/explore/recommended pages this weekend!! Which is quite the honor, and means this little comic has a WHOLE BUNCH of new followers. (Statistically speaking, you are probably one of them! Hello and welcome!)

Anyway, while I work on this week’s comic, I wanted to post kind of a roundup of ways to support me and my work, in case you’re curious & can afford to do so. Here goes:

I JUST LAUNCHED a new project on my Etsy, where if you give me $5, I’ll send you a page from one of my 2011-2014 sketchbooks. I also sell loads of originals and the occasional print over there.

Also recently released is the third volume of the feminist gaming zine I edit, It’s Just A Game. Buy it here for $8 and get 32 pages of art, comics, essays, poetry, recipes, AND MORE by me and 19 rad contributors.

Finally, Bad-at-Games itself is fully funded by my Patreon supporters. If you like what you see (and if you want a sheet of these stickers & other “swag”), please consider pledging! As little as $1 per month helps.

Thank you for reading & following & sharing & supporting!!

<3, eliz