I want to take the time to highlight webcomics (from platforms like WebToon, Tapas, and Hiveworks) by Black creators. Here, I recommend six webcomics and listed the ones I reviewed or listed so far.
This post is unsponsored. All opinions are my own.
First off, credit goes to Ashley (hiashleynine) and Miracle (miracles_art) for their efforts to find and list webcomics by Black creators (on WebToon). I’ve been granted permission from them to post this and share their list for you to check out. Below are six webcomics that I’ve recently read and wanted to recommend. Plus, I’ve compiled all the webcomics by Black creators I reviewed or listed on The Geekiary so far.
Please always support Black creators. Don’t support Black creators just during Black History Month or when police violence makes the headlines. Don’t limit your search to Black trauma; support various stories and experiences. Make it a conscious effort to seek and uplift works by Black creators. Your door should stay open. Always.
Iris has second sight, meaning that she can see the details and outcomes of future events. It’s even more of a burden when she foresees a worldwide disaster. To prevent it, she has to visit Delta, but will she have the power to stop this calamity?
A refreshingly intersectional superhero webcomic (Iris is from West Africa), The Uncommons is both entertaining and thought-provoking.
A mysterious epidemic leads to people going missing. So Mackenzie shouldn’t be surprised to encounter someone who’s been missing, right? It turns out that this someone, a young man named Aiden, shares his body with a being from an alternate world.
The storytelling and character dynamics impress me. The creator does an excellent job with tension and conflict.
Sophia satisfies her hunger through the men she dates. Her latest date, however, attracts monsters. It turns out that these monsters want his (pure) soul. Faced with the task of protecting him, Sophia discovers the feeling called love, something that might either strengthen or destroy her.
Complex and complicated women, awesome world building, and a well structured plot. I look forward to where the creator takes this story.
A slice of life webcomic about two vampire girls going through the ups and downs of life while dating and hanging out with friends. A fun and sweet read.
Jamie meets Aiden at his aunt’s wedding. Having developed feelings for Aiden, Jamie discovers that Aiden goes to the same school as him. Jamie sets out, with the help of his sister Vicky, to win his heart. An endearing webcomic for fans of Heartstopper and or Check, Please!
Lucy and his ex-crush Vick fix a muscle car previously owned by Lucy’s mother. As Lucy enters the world of street racing, he soon finds that something demonic lives inside this car.
The creator describes this webcomic as “Christine meets Ghost Rider meets Fast and Furious but gayer.” It’s definitely all that and more. Exciting and atmospheric.
Black Creators Whose Webcomics I’ve Reviewed/Listed So Far:
If you know of a webcomic by a Black creator that hasn’t been listed yet, please inform Ashley and Miracle through their ongoing list!
Are you a Black webcomic creator? Fill out their form here to be included!
For more great webcomic recommendations, check out our Wednesday Webcomics archives! You can also find more about Black creators and their works on The Geekiary here.
Author: Brahidaliz Martinez
Brahidaliz (pronounced Bra-da-leez) is a 2019 graduate of American University’s MFA in creative writing program. They’re a submissions editor for Uncanny Magazine. Their various areas of interest include intersectionality in apocalyptic and disaster films, Artificial Intelligence, writing for animation, YA SFF, and LGBTQ+ representation in children’s media.
Location: DC Metro area
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