Every morning, I have an hour before I have to log in for work. I used to spend this time drinking a cup of coffee and browsing through social media. I have been trying to fill this time with something more productive. One way I have filled this time is by browsing through either Webtoon or Tapas. I’m going to focus specifically on Webtoon for this post. I wanted to talk about various series that I cannot get enough of!
***I do not own the images of these comics, therefore I will not be posting images into this post. Please do not share images without the creator’s consent.***
Hey, I’m Gay – Fulcagay
Hey, I’m Gay is a series starring Gelms, a gay man, and his life with his friends. He often introduces his friends who are a part of the LGBTQIA+ community representing a variety of different identities. His comics sometimes detail his life or talk about misconceptions about an identity. I find the art to be so vibrant and positive even if Gelms is writing about a negative experience he had. I always try and watch the issue before it’s released by watching the ad associated. While June is Pride month, it’s crucial to support LGBTQIA+ creators at all times of the year.
Simon the Gamer – Simon
Simon the Gamer is a series about Simon and the various video games he plays. I originally found his series when I started playing Animal Crossing. I thought the art was adorable. This is such a fun, laid-back comic celebrating the love and joy of playing video games. While the series mostly focuses on video games, Simon also writes about how he’s a gay man who enjoys the hobby. Simon the Gamer just finished a crossover with Fulcagay a couple of issues ago.
Not Even Bones – Rebecca Schaeffer & Alai Cinereo
Not Even Bones is a bit darker than the other series I mentioned. Not Even Bones is a webcomic adaptation of the YA novel of the same name. Nita lives with her mom who sells organs on the Black Market. Nita is often responsible for dissecting the bodies they find. Nita lives with a secret power from which her mother protects her. After saving a boy her mother found, Nita is kidnapped and is on the run from everyone she formerly trusted. Not Even Bones had so many twists and turns. This series is on hiatus with an excruciating cliffhanger. The last update was back in December of 2020. The second season of this series is in the works and I have my notifications turned on for this series when it returns.
I couldn’t find a specific social media handle for her, but I was able to link her author’s website.
I wanted to end on a lighter note with Litterbox Comics. Litterbox Comics is a slice of life comic about being a parent and all the difficulties that surround parenting. As noted by the name, it follows a cat family raising two kittens. I’m not a parent, but I still find the comics to be hilarious. I like that this is a lighthearted series that has been working well to read in the morning. It doesn’t require a lot of time to invest in the stories as each comic is independent of the other. I’m not fully caught up in the series yet, but I’m sure it won’t take long.
Litterbox Comics can be found on Twitter.
Reading webcomics can be an accessible form of reading comics. Webcomics are just as valid as physical comics and there’s so much to read. These were a few series that I enjoy. If you also read webcomics, let me know in the comments what you’re currently reading!