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For this week’s Wednesday Webcomics, I recommend some of the slice of life webcomics I’ve come across recently. These webcomics contain hilarious scenarios, mental health check-ins, social commentaries, explorations of gender identity and sexuality, and more.
The slice of life genre shows snippets or interconnected events of a character’s (or characters’) life. Some works in this genre are autobiographical, and some of the stories aren’t limited to realism. Most readers enjoy slice of life for the concise storytelling, the comical scenarios, or commentary on certain issues. From the realities of being a parent to providing uplifting messages to targeted readers, the 13 webcomics below are worth checking out.
The creator, Nigerian-Dutch and living in the Netherlands, shares her stories and thoughts. Some of her episodes are sweet and comical (i.e., eating too much candy, recommending cartoons to people), while other episodes provide important and positive points about Black people’s hair.
An episodic comic about the creator’s life in India. The episodes include social ironies and double standards, commenting on gender dynamics, class, the generational gap, and more.
The daily life and experiences of, as the creator describes herself, an island girl. Staying home during the ongoing pandemic, exercising, and experiencing hectic and awkward moments.
A slice of life webcomic by the creator of Magical Boy. The webcomic contains scenes and funny moments from the creator’s life. Also, there are straws. And taking photos of clouds while visiting Boston for the first time (for reference!).
Morishita, the creator of the webtoon manga Love! Love! Fighting!, has revamped the story on WebToon. Oriana finds herself in a reality TV show (in South Korea) with the “Don’t Care Bear” Jae-Hwa.
Bird, a closeted trans woman, meets Ava (cis lesbian). The two begin dating and then falling in love with each other. Bird’s new relationship will eventually provide the strength she needs to live her own life. A gorgeous webcomic about self-discovery and acceptance.
The creator is also creating animated videos featuring the characters on YouTube.
The creator shares moments of his life as a trans guy on the ace/aro spectrum. Some of the episodes feature guest comics by other trans writers and creators.
Hailey Delgado, a freelance journalist, tries not to let ADHD control her life, but it’s difficult not to get distracted at times. And it’s annoying when you forget things constantly. I relate to this webcomic a lot (I have ADHD, too).
SarcasticTherapy by SarcTherapy (creator’s site is unavailable)
While sharing moments from the creator’s life, the webcomic discusses mental health, depression, and social anxiety. The creator does check-ins with his readers as well.
An adorable and funny webcomic about a stay-at-home father and his unpredictable toddler. Clogged toilets, tantrums, and moments of joy included.
Lillie explores her gender identity after learning that she’s trans. I especially appreciate how Lillie’s cis friends give her space to figure herself out instead of talking over her and violating her boundaries.
An endearing webcomic about Marcus and Cog, two Queer Black guys. Marcus has a sarcastic sense of humor. Cog dreams of becoming a professional actor. I enjoy the character dynamics and dynamic art style.
A story about the secrets we keep from the people close to us. It also has a coming out narrative that I personally don’t see too much of.
Do you have a favorite slice of life webcomic not listed here? Feel free to comment below. I’d love to hear from you!
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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