To wrap up my slice-of-life recommendations for 2021, I’ve rounded up my latest reads in the genre. The webcomics featured in this article are from WebToon and Tapas.
I am delighted to present to you my latest slice of life readings. The ten webcomics listed below contain moments of joy, meditations on identity and place, physical and emotional transitions, families of all kinds, and more.
(Note: most of these webcomics are from black creators, more of which you can find here.)
Join Maddie, Dylan and their friends as they navigate between school and family life. It’s an adorable slice of life webcomic. I also had the pleasure of reading Silly Innocence’s short webcomic, Breadthat I have presented in this article.
So Childish by Stephan Linton & Josh Dayomi (black creators)
This slice-of-life webcomic follows Josh, his sister Sarah, and his best friend Jabari. Everyone goes through the joys and challenges of everyday life.
Generation Z by Inkwell Artz (black creator)
Alexis enters high school at the prestigious Gray Academy. There, she makes new friends and experiences the best and the worst of her generation. I admire the endearing dynamics of the characters in this webcomic.
Coco’s diary by Astronym (black creator)
An episodic webcomic about a geeky black girl, it’s a fun read.
Nash Sketches by nashsketches (black designer)
Nashantá Fletcher weaves his way through life (pun intended) in this slice-of-life webcomic. Clips from his childhood and daily life are included.
Weird Indian Girl Tales by Weird Indian Girl
Mainly based on the life of the creator, the protagonist Roshu shares her experiences as an Indian living in America. College life, a parody of Disney’s Aladdin, family, and more.
Hi this is Mubina by Hawwabe (black designer)
Mubina, a young black Muslim, opens up about her daily life: gun violence, facial hair and mental health. Hi, this is Mubina features gorgeous sequential art and narrative pacing.
Phantasmagoria by tiresiasFelis
Follow the daily life and experiences of Tiresias, a queer trans-masking Muslim. Bonds, gender dysphoria and forgetting to put on sandals on the way out are part of the story.
Happy Hapa by Nash (the creator’s site is not available)
Nash, identifying as an American-born Eurasian, invites readers to his perspective as a mixed-race Chinese confronting microaggressions and just living in general. The creator also highlights the issues of ethnic ambiguity and interbreeding (idealization, fetishization, etc.).
Light 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.
Know of a slice-of-life webcomic you’d like to recommend? Please feel free to comment below. I would love to hear from you!
For more webcomic recommendations, check out our Wednesday Webcomics Archive! You can check out more slice-of-life webcomics here and here, as well as this article 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) with Mason Jar Press.
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