Third Time’s a Charm: Even MORE Slice of Life Webcomics to Check Out!

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Featured from left to right: Slight Pepper, Nash Sketches, The Playpen, Hi It’s Mubina, Weird Indian Girl Tales, and Coco’s Journal.

To wrap up my slice of life recommendations for 2021, I’ve gathered my latest reads in the genre. Webcomics featured on this post are from WebToon and Tapas.

I’m excited to present to you my latest slice of life reads. The ten webcomics listed below contain moments of joy, meditations on identity and place, physical and emotional transitions, families of all sorts, and more.

(Note: Most of these webcomics are by Black creators, which you can find more of here.)

 

The Playpen by Silly Innocence
The Playpen

The Playpen by Silly Innocence  (Mochi & Ookami) (Black creators) (all ages)

Join Maddie, Dylan, and their friends as they navigate school and family life. This is an adorable slice of life webcomic. I’ve also had the pleasure to read Silly Innocence’s short webcomic, Bread, which I featured in this post.

 

So Childish by So Childish Comics
So Childish

So Childish by Stephan Linton & Josh Dayomi (Black creators)

This slice of life webcomic follows Josh, his sister Sarah, and his best friend Jabari. Each goes through the joys and challenges of everyday life.

 

Generation Z by Inkwell Artz
Generation Z

Generation Z by Inkwell Artz (Black creator)

Alexis begins high school at the prestigious Grey Academy. There, she makes new friends and experiences the best and the worst of her generation. I admire the endearing character dynamics in this webcomic.

 

Coco's Journal by Astronym
Coco’s Journal

Coco’s Journal by Astronym (Black creator)

An episodic webcomic about a geeky Black girl, this is a fun read.

 

Nash Sketches by nashsketches
Nash Sketches

Nash Sketches by nashsketches (Black creator)

Nashantá Fletcher sketches her way through life (pun intended) in this slice of life webcomic. Snippets from her childhood and daily life are included.

 

Weird Indian Girl Tales by Weird Indian Girl
Weird Indian Girl Tales

Weird Indian Girl Tales by Weird Indian Girl

Mostly based on the creator’s life, the protagonist Roshu shares her experiences as an East Indian living in America. University life, a parody of Disney’s Aladdin, family, and more.

 

Hi, It's Mubina by Hawwabe
Hi, It’s Mubina

Hi, It’s Mubina by Hawwabe (Black creator)

Mubina, a young Black Muslim, opens up about her daily life: gun violence, dealing with facial hair, and mental health. Hi, It’s Mubina features gorgeous sequential art and narrative pacing.

 

Phantasmagoria by tiresiasFelis
Phantasmagoria

Phantasmagoria by tiresiasFelis

Follow the daily life and experiences of Tiresias, a Queer transmasc Muslim. Binding, gender dysphoria, and forgetting to put on sandals while going out are all part of the story.

 

Happy Hapa by Nash
Happy Hapa

Happy Hapa by Nash (Creator’s site is unavailable)

Nash, identifying as an American-born Eurasian, invites his readers to his perspective as a mixed race Chinese man dealing with microaggressions and just life in general. The creator also highlights the issues with ethnic ambiguity and being mixed race (idealization, fetishization, etc.).

 

Slight Pepper by Comical Crayon
Slight Pepper

Slight Pepper by Comical Crayon

Doubles, his girlfriend Hot Sauce, his younger sister Saheena, and his friend Chutney (all West Indians) hang out together and engage in shenanigans. This is a sweet and cute slice of life webcomic.

Do you know of a slice of life webcomic that you’d like to recommend? Feel free to comment below. I’d love to hear from you!

For more webcomic recommendations, check out our Wednesday Webcomics archives! You can check out more slice of life webcomics here and here, and also this post for this year’s Pride month.

Author: Brahidaliz Martinez

Brahidaliz (pronounced Bra-da-leez) is a 2019 graduate of American University’s MFA in creative writing program. Their cross-genre chapbook, Coquí’s Song, is forthcoming (2023) from Mason Jar Press.

Pronouns: he/they
Location: DC Metro area

Twitter: @brahidaliz


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