We’ve talked about indie comics and what they are doing for the LGBTA community of fans… but what could be more independent than webcomics? Often the product of a single cartoonist, webcomics offer a unique opportunity to showcase the queer community in all its glory.
With hundreds of possible comics out there, this list barely scratches the surface — but in honor of wrapping up Pride Month 2017, here we present 40 webcomics doing the LGBTA community proud!
Agents of the Realm
Created by Mildred Louis
A coming-of-age story with magic, gems, and swords, Agents of the Realm stars five women who become super-powered sword-fighters, all while trying to get to college class on time!
Created by Ari (aka Walking North)
Always Human on WebToons.com
A story about nanobots, genetic engineering, and two girls falling in love and determined to always be human.
As the Crow Flies
Created by Melanie Gillman
Charlie is a queer 13-year-old girl who finds herself stranded in an all-white Christian youth backpacking camp. Eek.
Created by GHST
Louis is an eleventh-grader, struggling with his sexuality, when he meets Daniel, and it turns his geeky life upside down.
Band Vs. Band
Created by Kathleen Jacques
Honey Hart leads The Candy Hearts and Turpentine leads The Sourballs. This is the story of their rivalry… and attraction.
Created by Olivia Dinnall
Bi-Assed on WebToons.com
When you’re a biracial and bisexual person growing up, you come to realize that the two have more things in common then you would think….
Breath of Life
Created by Vaziah
Breath of Life on Tapas.io
Surprises are around every corner when Kenya gets a new — really cute — roommate.
Created by Amy T. Falcone
Autobiographical webcomic, including a series on explaining being queer to her younger self.
Casey at the Bat
Created by Bob Glasscock
A lighthearted look at life, live and sports through the eyes of Casey Wilkes, a young gay man in his late 20’s, living in New York City.
Created by Ngozi Ukazu
Eric Bittle is in college, gay, and an ice hockey player, having to navigate a crush on Jack, the Team Captain!
By Iris Jay
Two cyberpunk hackers in a post-80s techno future team up to chase down a mysterious conspiracy.
Created by Beth Behrs and Matt Doyle
Dents on Webtoons.com
Matt Doyle shares, “It’s a good feeling knowing that I can bring another perspective into the comic book world that hasn’t always been heavily represented. When I was a kid, I identified with comics about outsiders and anti-heroes that didn’t fit in. It has always been a goal of mine to create stories that give voices to the voiceless.”
Created by Dong Saeng
A Spanish webcomic featuring gay men, sex, friendship, and dating (NSFW).
George and Johnny
Created by Savanna Ganucheau
George and Johnny on tapas.io
Two unlikely friends, George and Johnny, hang out and tell bad jokes, go to high school, have sleepovers — and romance.
Girls with Slingshots
By Danielle Corsetto
The story of two women — Hazel, struggling with an English degree, and Jamie, her buxom and fun best friend.
Goodbye to Halos
Created by Valerie Halla
An action-adventure modern fantasy story with an entire cast of queer characters, starring a gay trans girl and her weird friends!
Created by Hanna-Pirita Lehkonen
Immortal Nerd on WebToons.com
Hanna-Pirita Lehkonen shares, “When I was a teenager I really wished to see more people like myself. I’m from a tiny little village in the Finnish countryside and that’s why I didn’t see other LGBTQ people at all. Being able to make comics with that representation gives me power. I know there’s other people who live in communities where they don’t see LGBTQ people but maybe they can feel better when they read my comics about people like them! And even better, comics made by people like them!”
Kate or Die!
Created by Kate Leth
A comic by Patsy Walker AKA Hellcat writer Kate Leth to talk about fun things like feminism, bisexuality, being young, and terrible comic stuff.
Kyle’s Bed & Breakfast
Created by Greg Fox
Long-running comic about a gay, Canadian, bed and breakfast owner and his string of generally hot house guests!
Created by Taneka Stotts and Genue Revuelta
Yvonne gets a most unexpected birthday surprise — Lucos, a refurbished Heartbreaker android, a fact neither Yvonne’s service dog, nor ex, is happy about.
Manic Pixie Nightmare Girls
Created by Jessica U
A bold satire on the ups and downs of living as a trans person, with takes on transphobia, cissexism, parents, and video games.
Created by Chad Sell
A strange, and oddly sexy, story of Mantaman and his son — who can transform into a manta ray.
A Matter of Life and Death
Created by Crying Cat
A Matter of Life and Death on tapas.io
Death’s job isn’t really his favorite, but it’s not like he could change it. It doesn’t help that he’s attracted to his opposite who seems to detest his very existence.
Meat & Bone
Created by Kat Verhoeven
Anne suffers through an unknown eating disorder and crippling body issues, Gwen walks the fine line between polyamory and lying, and Jane is drowning her sorrows with pounds and pounds of free weights.
Created by Kath Kirkegaard
A witch has been suffering through some bad luck for a while. Enter the book and magazine door-to-door seller who promises to infinitely improve her life by selling her, well, anything really.
Created by Tony Breed
A slice-of-life comic strip following a group of friends as they date, find love, and have wacky relationship drama.
O Human Star
Created by Blue Delliquanti
Alastair Sterling was the inventor who sparked the robot revolution. And because of his sudden death, he didn’t see any of it.
That is, until he wakes up 16 years later in a robot body that matches his old one exactly.
On a Sunbeam
Created by Tillie Walden
Mia has been assigned to a spaceship and tasked with rebuilding old structures in space.
The Order of Belfry
Created by Barbara Perez and M.J. Baros
A female knights and girls love comic, the story follows the development of war between two kingdoms through the eyes of an all-female knight order.
Created by Valerie Halla
Alexandra, who came out as a trans woman four years ago, helps guide Nat as she decides whether or not she is also a trans woman.
Created by Molly Brooks
Power Ballad on WebToons.com
Molly Brooks shares, “As a lesbian who makes comics, I don’t necessarily want to tell queer stories (that is, stories about queerness), but I do want the stories I tell to normalize the presence and experience of queer people. There’s no reason that a space opera or a stupid action adventure can’t center a queer character, they just tend not to. I’ve always liked science-fiction and superheroes, and the stuff I was reading and watching as a kid taught me that queerness in media had to be sought out deliberately. It was so rare to have queerness acknowledged in anything that wasn’t clearly labeled “GAY!!!” that I felt an intense thrill of recognition any time it happened. For that reason, my favorite queer characters were always the ones I stumbled upon unexpectedly, whose sexuality was incidental to the drama or just mentioned in passing, rather than used as a plot point or a punchline, because I wanted queerness not to be a big deal, just something normal the existence of which was acknowledged in the world I was being shown.”
Created by Christine Smith
Sarah’s dad buys her a dress and it’s hijinks and drama from there as her mom doesn’t quite get why her son wants to be a girl.
Created by Katie O’Neill
Amira and Sadie are two very different princesses who decide to take their happily ever after into their own hands.
Random Acts of Katness
Created by The Yuri Canon
Random Acts of Katness on tapas.io
The life of Kat, an extremely gay, disabled, artist/writer and the unusual world Kat lives in as they tries to cope with mental and physical illness, gender identity, and life in general.
Created by Sam Orchard
Stories depicting life during and after the transition of a New Zealand trans man.
The Sea in You
Created by Jessi Sheron
The Sea in You on tapas.io
Corinth, a young bi woman, was just trying to clean up the beach. She never expected to meet a mermaid and become friends.
This Is Not Fiction
Created by Nicole
Julian Drees is experiencing his first love with the extremely popular, dreamy, wonderful, — yet completely anonymous — romance novelist Sydney Morgan. The mission? Identify Sydney Morgan.
Trans Girl Next Door
Created by Kylie Wu
Hilarious depiction of daily struggles and awkward moments of a trans girl’s life before, during, and after transitioning.
Up and Out
Created by Julia Kaye
Autobiographical comic that often focuses in on gender dysphoria, transitioning, and all the feelings and fears behind the process.
Created by Carlisle Robinson
what qq on tapas.io
Short and quick comics about the author’s life as a deaf trans masculine genderqueer person.
This is ONLY the beginning of what’s out there in LGBTA webcomics! Continue on over to our SECOND set of 40 queer webcomics — with more asexual and nonbinary representation — here.