Every once in a while, we all need some sweet, low-stakes reading to lift our spirits. There are plenty of stories and genres capable of doing this, but there’s something about slice of life that stands out. It probably has something to do with the fact that these stories are so everyday that it’s easy to see yourself among them, even when they have fantasy elements. Anyway, it’s a genre that works particularly well with illustrations! Enter slice of life webcomics.
I really love reading webcomics. They are easy to access and there are so many styles and genres of drawing that you can surely find a story you like. Plus, they tend to be recurring, so you get a new taste of your favorite stories every week or so. It gives you something sweet and entertaining to look forward to!
For today’s list, I’ve decided to focus on slice-of-life webcomics from two platforms: Webtoon and Tapas. They are the biggest in the market and offer many webcomics only in this genre. For this reason, it can be difficult to decide where to start. But that’s exactly why we’re here, isn’t it? To take a look at some of the best slice of life webtoons you can read right now!
So without further ado, let’s go.
9 great slice of life webcomics
Coffee O’Clock by Sprak
I’ve found that a lot of slice-of-life webcomics are autobiographical – which is the case with coffee time. This webcomic is more of a series of vignettes that don’t follow a linear plot. Instead, you get glimpses into the author’s life, like that time they dyed their hair or how they’re stuck in Ikea hell. It’s fun and relatable, and you can get sucked into the everyday life silliness they love until you spend hours scrolling through their thumbnails… not that I know anything about that. Also, one thing that is very unique about coffee time is that some panels are actually cinemagraphs!
Vampire Girlfriends by Potchimew
Who said a slice of life couldn’t be fantastic? Vampire girlfriends is a wholesome slice-of-life webcomic that follows two vampires and their daily adventures together in modern life. This includes haircuts, new jobs, having a cat, Halloween parties and other things I don’t want to mess up. This webcomic has some continuity between chapters, but there are others that work more like vignettes and are just fun to read on their own!
Jamie by Bre Indigo and Tami Babikian
If you like slices of life but still want stories that follow concrete plots, Jamie is a great read! The story follows young Jamie, who falls in love with Aidan when they meet at a wedding. Soon, Jamie finds out that Aidan is going to his school. So Jamie comes up with a plan to get to know him – which will change both of their lives forever. Jamie delves a bit more into the romantic and dramatic genres than other slice-of-life stories, but it still packs that wholesome daily content that’s a genre must-have.
Afro Adventures by MysticalScribbles
We return to the more vignette-like autobiographical accounts. Afro Adventures is full of relatable chapters that are both funny and adorable! Some of them are about meeting cute dogs, running Netflix, or buying houseplants. All healthy, everyday things. I particularly like the one on lactose intolerance because, like. Again, there’s not really any continuity in this webcomic, but it makes you feel like someone understands you and your little quirks, which is worth it!
Saphie: The one-eyed cat by joho
If you want a full length slice of life webcomic, try saphie! It contains over 500 chapters of wholesome scenes from the titular one-eyed cat and the rest of the creator’s house. Most of the episodes are these short daily adventures, even with the talking cats. But sometimes there are small series that use these characters in other contexts – like when Saphie plays a private detective or a Mighty Cat Ranger. It’s still a slice of life story, and you won’t want to miss it!
SUCCUBISH by Michelle Lam
This webcomic has more mature content than most, but I found it both fun and refreshing to read as it doesn’t shy away from ‘taboo’ topics. In fact, several chapters focus on them. Some of them include UTIs, periods, cat calls, and using tampons for the first time. The series is under 40 episodes long – so you can read it in one sitting (like I did). Plus, the main character is actually a succubus!
brown paper bag by saigo
This webcomic is the author’s portrait of daily life in India. It follows many different characters, but mainly focuses on two teenagers named Kabir and Ananya, and their families. It has the same vignette style as most of the other stories on this list, with a ton of lighter, fun, and often self-deprecating storylines. Some of them include parental expectations, privacy, and crying over canceled TV shows. But he can also talk about heavier topics. For example, the latest upload talks about how people always prefer buying pets to adopting them.
Hyperfocus by Kip Trevor
This slice-of-life webcomic depicts some scenes from the author’s life as a trans guy. Episodes can be about things like gender euphoria, representation, or the use of gendered bathrooms. He also has other daily experiences, such as the pleasure of cooking or cuddling cats. But no matter what each chapter is about, it’s a very wholesome, sweet, and fun webcomic. More, hyperfocus features guest posts written by other queer authors about their own experiences!
Hi this is Mubina by Hawwabe
Last but not least, Hi, this is Mubina is a new slice-of-life webcomic that definitely deserves more love! There are only a handful of episodes so far – and they can range from darker themes like gun violence to lighter themes like his favorite music. But, as the description says, it’s all part of being a black Muslim woman in the United States. So while this webcomic isn’t quite as light and cheerful as the rest of this list, I definitely think it’s worth a read. Hoping we will have more episodes soon!
Want more slice-of-life stories? We’ve got plenty of comic book recommendations — as well as slice-of-life manga!