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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 storylines, mental health checkups, social commentary, explorations of gender identity and sexuality, and more.
The slice-of-life genre shows interconnected excerpts or events from the life of a character (or characters). Some works of this genre are autobiographical, and some stories are not limited to realism. Most readers appreciate Slice of Life for the concise storytelling, comedic storylines, or commentary on certain issues. From the realities of being a parent to delivering uplifting messages to targeted readers, the 13 webcomics below are worth checking out.
Afro Adventures by MysticalScribbles
The designer, Nigerian-Dutch and living in the Netherlands, shares her stories and thoughts. Some of his episodes are sweet and comedic (e.g. eating too much candy, recommending cartoons to people), while other episodes provide strong, positive points about black hair.
brown paper bag by saigo
An episodic comic about the creator’s life in India. Episodes include social ironies and double standards, commentary on gender dynamics, class, the generation gap, and more.
Vanilla Beanbaby Skipping Feelings
The daily life and experiences of, as the designer describes herself, an island girl. Staying home during the ongoing pandemic, exercising and experiencing restless and awkward times.
Mando Mango by The Kao
A slice-of-life webcomic from the creator of magic boy. The webcomic contains funny scenes and moments from the creator’s life. There are also straws. And take photos of clouds while visiting Boston for the first time (for reference!).
Kao’s partner (IcarusMask/CK) also has a slice-of-life webcomic, called Name pending.
Catch me! Fight me! Love me! by Sharean Morishita
Morishita, the creator of the webtoon manga Love! Love! Fight!, revamped the story on WebToon. Oriana finds herself on a reality TV show (in South Korea) with the “Don’t Care Bear” Jae-Hwa.
Ava and bird by Dylbee
Bird, a closeted trans woman, meets Ava (cis lesbian). The two start dating and then fall in love with each other. Bird’s new relationship will eventually provide her with the strength she needs to live her own life. A beautiful webcomic about self-discovery and acceptance.
The creator also creates animated videos featuring the characters on YouTube.
Hyperfocus by Kip
The creator shares moments from his life as a trans guy on the ace/aro spectrum. Some of the episodes feature guest comics by other trans writers and creators.
ADHD (Always Distracted Hailey Delgado) by dellcartoons
Freelance journalist Hailey Delgado tries not to let ADHD control her life, but sometimes it’s hard not to get sidetracked. And it’s annoying when you keep forgetting things. I identify a lot with this webcomic (I also have ADHD).
SarcasticTherapy by SarcTherapy (the creator’s site is not available)
While sharing moments from the creator’s life, the webcomic tackles mental health, depression, and social anxiety. The creator also checks with his readers.
Beware Toddlers by geogantart
An adorable and funny webcomic about a stay-at-home dad and his unpredictable toddler. Clogged toilets, temper tantrums and moments of joy included.
The prettiest platypus by Platypus_Pro
Lillie explores her gender identity after learning she’s trans. I especially appreciate how Lillie’s cis friends give her space to understand herself instead of talking about her and violating her boundaries.
Dawn of Moosopp
An endearing webcomic about Marcus and Cog, two Queer Blacks. Marcus has a sarcastic sense of humor. Cog dreams of becoming a professional actor. I love the character dynamics and the vibrant art style.
Goose, Goose, Duck by Not a real fox
A story about the secrets we keep from people close to us. There is also a coming-out story that personally I don’t see too much.
Do you have a favorite slice of life webcomic that isn’t listed here? Please feel free to comment below. I would love to hear from you!
For more great webcomic recommendations, check out our Wednesday Webcomics Archive! You can also find more slice of life comics on my Valentine’s Day special and my cat comic recs!
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) with Mason Jar Press.
Location: DC Metro Area
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