Baby, Queer Me One More Time: 39 MORE Indie Titles Doing Right by LGBTA Fans

Over the last few years, we’ve highlighted 101 print comics — not published by industry leaders DC or Marvel — and 80 webcomics that give queer, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, nonbinary, genderqueer, and asexual characters and stories center stage. The list is growing so quickly every day, to be honest, that keeping up with all the amazing work is harder than ever! Which is an incredibly awesome problem to have.

But if you haven’t been tuned in to the latest in queer comics or just want a list of some incredibly smart, beautiful works by companies and creators big and small, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s 39 more comics doing LGBTA fans proud:


Dream Daddy

Published by Oni Press
Written by Wendy Xu, Lee C. A., Leighton Gray, Vernon Shaw, C. Spike Trotman, and Josh Trujillo
Art by Ryan Maniulit, Jack Gross, Jarrett Williams, Drew Green, and D.J. Kirkland

A new comics series based on the acclaimed Game Grumps visual novel video game co-created by Vernon Shaw and Leighton Gray! Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator invites the player to Maple Bay, where they play as a single Dad new to town and eager to romance other hot Dads. The comic series tells five standalone stories, each focused on different Maple Bay Dads. Digital issues available here.



Published by Image Comics
Written by Grace Ellis
Art by Shea Beagle

In MOONSTRUCK, fantasy creatures live typical, unremarkable lives alongside humans, and barista Julie strives to be the most unremarkable of all. Normal job, normal almost-girlfriend, normal…werewolf transformations that happen when she gets upset? Yikes!

But all bets are off when she and her centaur best friend Chet find themselves in the middle of a magical conspiracy. Will Julie and Chet be able to save their friends? Is Julie’s dogged determination to be normal a lost cause? Who’s going to watch the coffee shop while our heroes are out saving the world??



Published by Lion Forge Comics
Written and drawn by Keezy Young

Blue is having a hard time moving on. He’s in love with his best friend. He’s also dead. Luckily, Hamal can see ghosts, leaving Blue free to haunt him to his heart’s content. But something eerie is happening in town, leaving the local afterlife unsettled, and when Blue realizes Hamal’s strange ability may be putting him in danger, Blue has to find a way to protect him, even if it means… leaving him.


Destiny, NY

Published by Continuity Entertainment
Written by Pat Shand
Art by Maneul Preitano

Adulting is hard. Adulting when you used to be a magical girl is way, way harder. Set in a version of New York City where magic is a real and accepted part of life, Logan McBride struggles to find purpose. She was the subject of an incredible prophecy when she was a child, but fulfilled her foretold destiny when she was just thirteen. Now in her twenties, Logan navigates through graduate school for Prophecy Kids while searching for her place in a world that tells her she’s already finished. Order one now!


Short Gay Stories

Published by Cow House Press
Written and drawn by HP Lehkonen

Short Gay Stories is a collection of just what the title says and in this case Gay is used for both queer and happy! Order one now!


Active Voice: The Comic Collection: The Real Life Adventures Of An Asian-American, Lesbian, Feminist, Activist And Her Friends!

Published by Furia Press
Written by P. Kristen Enos with Heidi Ho
Art by Derek Chua, Leesamarie Croal, Casandra Grullon, Beth Varni, and Dan Parent

“Active Voice” started as a column written by P. Kristen Enos in the LGBT Orange County & Long Beach Blade Newsmagazine in 1994. It was an opportunity for her to share random serious and humorous stories as an Asian-American, Lesbian, Feminist Activist in ultra-conservative Orange County, California (nestled between Los Angeles and San Diego.) The stories in this collection are primarily from Enos’s days in the UC Irvine Gay & Lesbian Student Union and her corporate world. Key events covered are the first LGBT pride event in Santa Ana in 1989 and the debut of the NAMES Project’s AIDS Memorial Quilt in Irvine in 1990. Several of the anecdotes are from moments in the spirit of standing up for yourself and others.


Tales of the Night Watchman

Published by So What? Press
Written by Dave Kelly
Art by Lara Antal

Tales of the Night Watchman is the story of Nora, a blogger stuck working a dead end job in coffee, and her roommate, Charlie, who happens to be possessed (in the nicest way possible) by a spectral detective called The Night Watchman. Baristas by day, heroes by night, Nora and Charlie answer the call to fight the city’s never-ending flux of supernatural activity. It features a gender-queer character, Serena, who becomes friends with the more reserved, conservative hero, The Night Watchman, a man from the past who’s learning to adapt to the modern world – – all the while making coffee and fighting monsters. Purchase the series here.



Published by Lion Forge Comics
Written by Amy Chu
Art by Jan Duursema and Federico Dallocchio

It’s a long, hard road toward recovery. In the aftermath of The Event, Valentina “Val” Resnick Baker, the sole survivor of The Event space mission, is now haunted by the loss of her teammates and her girlfriend Kay. Val also discovers her survival had the shocking side effect of bestowing her with superpowers. While the rest of the world begins to move on, Val finds she still has a long road ahead of her.


Twisted Romance

Published by Image Comics
Written by Alex De Campi, Magen Cubed, Sarah Horrocks, Vita Ayala, Meredith McLaren, Jess Bradley, Margaret Trauth, Naomi Salman, and Sarah Winifred Searle
Art by Katie Skelly, Sarah Horrocks, Alejandra Gutierrez, Meredith McLaren, Carla Speed McNeil, Margaret Trauth, Sarah Winifred Searle, and Trungles

Four stories of love and lust from comics’ coolestartists and writer ALEX DE CAMPI! First, a demon who prowls the 1978 New Yorkdisco scene in Old Flames, drawn by Katie Skelly. Then, a curvy photographer’sassistant who falls in love with someone way out of her league in Twinkle &The Star, with Alejandra Gutierrez. A spacefleet captain who captures amost infuriating pirate in Invincible Heart, with Carla Speed McNeil. And a princess who runs away with a dragon in Treasured, with Trungles.


Big Book of Bisexual Trials and Errors

Published by Northwest Press
Written and drawn by Elizabeth Beier

Elizabeth Beier’s graphic memoir, The Big Book of Bisexual Trials and Errors, is a bold story of personal and sexual exploration in more ways than one. Starting from a break-up of a long term relationship, the narrative navigates the growing pains of discovering and accepting the various facets of identity. Through a landscape of bars, bad dates, and self discovery, Beier’s work bravely delves into the most personal and painful parts of development while unabashedly portraying the queer experience.


Contact High

Written by James F. Wright
Art by Josh Eckert

An Eisner Award-nominated story about a future where people are forced to live their lives in protective suits, skin-to-skin contact is akin to drug addiction. This is the story of what one man will endure, amid those conditions, to feel the touch of another.


The Cardboard Kingdom

Published by Knopf Books
Written by Chad Sell, Jay Fuller, David DeMeo, Katie Schenkel, Kris Moore, Manuel Betancourt, Molly Muldoon, Vid Alliger, Cloud Jacobs, Michael Cole, and Barbara Perez Marquez
Art by Chad Sell

Cartoonist Chad Sell teams with a group of exceptionally talented writers to deliver short stories about a group of elementary school aged kids and their adventures in the fantastical world of The Cardboard Kingdom. This diverse cast of children face it all, but not in an after-school-special or heavy handed way. The problems they face are very real for the kids that will be reading this collection, and adults reading this will see their own childhood reflected within at least one story, without question. That said, the tone of this collection is light and energetic, a beam of sunshine despite troubles that may exist outside the Cardboard Kingdom.


Oath: An Anthology of New (Queer) Heroes

Written by Steve Foxe, Tini Howard, Jon Erik Christenson, Megan Rose Gedris, K Van Dam, Sarah Searle, and more
Art by Rian Sygh, Vaneda Vireak, E.A. Denich, Jenn St-Onge, Aud Koch, and more

Oath is a comic anthology of superhero stories introducing new queer and LGBT heroes, and showcasing the talent of queer-led creative teams. Funded via Kickstarter in 2015, this action/adventure anthology features 21 stories by new and top creators in digital comics. Order one now!


Heavy Vinyl

Published by BOOM! Studios
Written by Carly Usdin
Art by Nina Vakueva

New Jersey, 1998. Chris has just started the teen dream job: working at Vinyl Mayhem, the local record store. She’s prepared to deal with anything—misogynistic metalheads, grunge wannabes, even a crush on her wicked cute co-worker, Maggie. But when the staff’s favorite singer mysteriously vanishes the night before her band’s show in town, Chris finds out her co-workers are doing more than just sorting vinyl…her local indie record store is also a front for a teen girl vigilante fight club!


Space Battle Lunchtime

Published by Oni Press
Written and drawn by Natalie Riess

Earth baker Peony gets the deal of a lifetime when she agrees to be a contestant on the Universe’s hottest reality TV show, Space Battle Lunchtime! But that was before she knew that it shoots on location… on a spaceship… and her alien competitors don’t play nice! Does Peony really have what it takes to be the best cook in the Galaxy?


Sugar Town

Written and drawn by Hazel Newlevant

A bisexual, polyamorous love story for the modern era. Hazel is already in a happy relationship when she meets Argent, a dominatrix who’s sweet and tender outside of the bedroom. Sugar Town is a fun, colorful comic about a young woman’s journey through the delights and disappointments of multiple lovers. Purchase the series here!



Published by Prism Comics
Stories by Robert Kirby, Eric Orner, Hazel Newlevant, Justin Hall, Tana Ford, Ed Luce, Pam Harrison, and Jon Macy. Howard Cruse, Jennifer Camper, Roberta Gregory, Paige Braddock, Tyler Cohen and Dylan Edwards and more!

The LGBTQAIU creators from Prism Comics! ALPHABET is the anthology book from Stacked Deck Press celebrating the Prism Comics Queer Press Grant. This gorgeous hardcover features brand new work by nearly 50 LGBTQAIU creators. Order one today!


Open Earth

Published by Oni Press
Written by Sarah Mirk
Art by Eva Cabrera

Rigo is a young woman of her time: specifically, the time just after the collapse of Earth. After living her whole life on a small space station orbiting the planet, the cultural norms and rules of her Californian parents are just history to her. In between work shifts at the station air farm, Rigo explores her own desires, developing openly polyamorous relationships with her friends and crewmates. When she starts to feel one of those relationships change, however, Rigo must balance her new feelings with the stability of her other relationships, as well as the hard-earned camaraderie of a small crew floating in the vastness of space. But, as the ship motto goes, “Honesty keeps us alive.”


Secret Love of Geeks

Published by Dark Horse Comics
Written by Margaret Atwood, Gerard Way, Amy Chu, Gabby Rivera, Hope Larson, Cecil Castelluci, and more
Art by Valentine de Landro, Marley Zarcone, Becky Cloonan, and more

Following the smash-hit The Secret Loves of Geek Girls comes this brand new anthology featuring comic and prose stories from cartoonists and professional geeks about their most intimate, heartbreaking, and inspiring tales of love, sex and, dating. Including creators of all genders, orientations, and cultural backgrounds.


Beyond: The Queer Sci-Fi and Fantasy Comics Anthology

Stories by A. Stiffler, Alison Wilgus, Anissa Espinosa, April J. Martins, Bevan Thomas, Blue Delliquanti, Christianne Goudreau, Dylan Edwards, Gabby Reed, Jon Cairns, K. Copeland, Kate Ebensteiner, Kiku Hughes, Kori Michele Handwerker, Kristina Stipetic, Leia Weathington, Lin Visel, Niki Smith, Rachel Dukes, Reed Black, Savannah Horrocks, Sfé R. Monster, Shing Yin Khor, Taneka Stotts, Ted Closson, and Wm Brian MacLean

Beyond features 18 stories by 26 incredible contributors, celebrating unquestionably queer characters hailing from across the spectrum of gender and sexuality, front and centre as the heroes of their own stories — stories starring swashbuckling space pirates, legendary dragon slayers, death-defying astronauts, monster queen royalty, and more!


Snapshots of a Girl

Published by Arsenal Pulp Press
Written and drawn by Beldan Sezen

In this autobiographical graphic novel, Beldan Sezen revisits the various instances of her coming of age, and her coming out as lesbian, in both western and Islamic cultures (as the daughter of Turkish immigrants in western Europe)—to friends, family, and herself. Through a series of vignettes, she navigates the messy circumstances of her life, dealing with family issues, bad dates, and sexual politics with the raw honesty of a young woman looking for happiness.


My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness

Published by Seven Seas Entertainment
Written and drawn by Kabi Nagata

My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness is an honest and heartfelt look at one young woman’s exploration of her sexuality, mental well-being, and growing up in our modern age. Told using expressive artwork that invokes both laughter and tears, this moving and highly entertaining single volume depicts not only the artist’s burgeoning sexuality, but many other personal aspects of her life that will resonate with readers.


The Prince and the Dressmaker

Published by First Second Books
Written and drawn by Jen Wang

Prince Sebastian is looking for a bride―or rather, his parents are looking for one for him. Sebastian is too busy hiding his secret life from everyone. At night he puts on daring dresses and takes Paris by storm as the fabulous Lady Crystallia―the hottest fashion icon in the world capital of fashion! Sebastian’s secret weapon (and best friend) is the brilliant dressmaker Frances―one of only two people who know the truth: sometimes this boy wears dresses. But Frances dreams of greatness, and being someone’s secret weapon means being a secret. Forever. How long can Frances defer her dreams to protect a friend?


The Pervert

Published by Image Comics
Written by Michelle Perez and Remy Boydel
Art by Remy Boydel

An unflinching and honest account of a trans girl surviving through sex work in Seattle, originally run in the anthology series Island.


The Wilds

Published by Black Mask Studio
Written by Vita Ayala
Art by Emily Pearson

After a cataclysmic plague sweeps across America, survivors come together to form citystate-like communities for safety. Daisy Walker is a Runner for The Compound, a mix of post-apocalyptic postal service and black market salvaging operation. It is a Runner’s job to ferry items and people between settlements, and on occasion scavenge through the ruins of the old world. Daisy is the best there is at what she does. Out beyond the settlement walls are innumerable dangers: feral animals, crumbling structures, and Abominations — those that were touched by the plague and became something other. After a decade of surviving, Daisy isn’t phased by any of it — until her lover, another Runner named Heather, goes missing on a job. Desperate to find her, Daisy begins to see that there may be little difference between the world inside the walls and the horrors beyond.


The Once and Future Queen

Published by Dark Horse Comics
Written by Adam P. Knave and D.J. Kirkbride
Art by Nick Brokenshire

Rani Arturus is a chess prodigy with no plans to be a leader of any sort, let alone QUEEN. After she pulls the legendary sword Excalibur from the stone…well, no backsies. Now she must form a new round table made of friends and family to protect the Earth from an invasion of Fae, who’d like a new planet to call their own. It’s magic, romance, adventure, and excitement as old myths reveal themselves to be fake, and new ones cause trouble for everyone!


Nothing Lasts Forever

Published by Image Comics
Written and drawn by Sina Grace

Chronicling a year of heartbreaks, writer’s block, career highs, emotional lows, and the emergence of a mystery illness, this is Sina Grace’s unflinching exploration of how to pick up the pieces and find hope when absolutely everything falls apart.



Published by Lion Forge Comics
Written and drawn by Flavia Biondi

Matteo has been in Milan for three years, away from his family, away from his hometown, living with a man he fell in love with. Now, the relationship has fizzled, and Matteo finds his way back to the village outside Florence where his father and extended family live. Only he didn’t leave on such good terms. Settling back in “temporarily” with his grandmother, three aunts, and very pregnant (and unwed) cousin, Matteo has to decide what he’s going to do with his life — and when the best time is to face his father once again.



Published by Image Comics
Written by Steve Orlando
Art by Garry Brown

Killers once feared Piotr Petrovich. Now, they’ve sent his son home to him, in a body bag. Haunted by his failures, Piotr journeys across Russia to learn what type of man his son really was while hunting the bastards who killed him. And once Piotr finds them, they will learn to fear him once more…



Published by Kraven Comics
Written by Fernando Velez
Art by Doris Marcano

When history has been written for us and malevolent forces try to destroy the history that we are about to write and the end just seems like is a beginning, 6 people come together. This is the heroes of Class6 that throughout this season they must end their inner wars that rise between their realities to save us all. Are things really meant to happen? Are we free in a world that seems like doesn’t belong to us? Check out the series here.


Pinky and Pepper Forever

Published by Silver Sprocket
Written and drawn by Ivy Atoms

After Pinky’s lethal performance art piece, her devoted girlfriend Pepper follows her into death, only to find that in Hell, Pinky is… thriving?! Pinky & Pepper Forever is a dark comedy full of furry feelings and a little gay Catholic guilt. Follow these two puppygirls’ relationship and artwork on Earth and their new life along the River Styx.


My Brother’s Husband

Published by Pantheon
Written and drawn by Gengorah Tagame

Yaichi is a work-at-home suburban dad in contemporary Tokyo; formerly married to Natsuki, father to their young daughter, Kana. Their lives suddenly change with the arrival at their doorstep of a hulking, affable Canadian named Mike Flanagan, who declares himself the widower of Yaichi’s estranged gay twin, Ryoji. Mike is on a quest to explore Ryoji’s past, and the family reluctantly but dutifully takes him in. What follows is an unprecedented and heartbreaking look at the state of a largely still-closeted Japanese gay culture: how it’s been affected by the West, and how the next generation can change the preconceptions about it and prejudices against it.


Letters for Lucardo

Published by Iron Circus Comics
Written and drawn by Noora Heikkilä

Ed Fiedler is a common man. 61 years old and employed as a scribe in a royal palace, his most regular client is Lucardo von Gishaupt, a forever-young aristocrat… and member of the mysterious and revered Night Court. When the eternally 33-year-old Lucardo and the aging Ed develop feelings for one another, both are forced to contend with the culture shock of a mortal man’s presence among the deathless, the dangerous disapproval of the sitting Lord of the Night Court, and Ed’s own ever-present mortality, threatening to bring an end to their romance in the blink of an everlasting eye.


Wuvable Oaf: Blood and Metal

Published by Fantagraphics Books
Written and art by Ed Luce

Hot on the heels of 2015’s wildly popular Wuvable Oaf debut comes this full-color sequel! Still the same wuvable Bay Area bear searching for love in the big city, Blood & Metal collects a number of Oaf short stories focusing on his involvement in the local metal and wrestling scenes. Luce celebrates his love of all things wrestling/metal/queercore with his love for his coloful cast of characters to create an immersive environment.


Justin Case and the Closet Monster

Written and drawn by Mark Julian

At its heart Justin Case and the Closet Monster is the story about two closeted gay men, Justin and Peter, who struggle to come to terms with who they are. Each man, coming from a different background, has closed the door on the possibility that he might be gay and made a pact with himself to never open it. Luckily for these men, members of The Closet Monster’s Guild – a legion of magical creatures that reside in a parallel dimension and are assigned to every gay and lesbian person at birth – are about to come along and open that door from the other side. Check it out here!


Love Letters to Jane’s World

Published by Lion Forge Comics
Written and drawn by Paige Braddock

The essential Jane’s World collection debuts twenty years after Jane Wyatt first appeared in Paige Braddock’s trailblazing comic strip about a young lesbian woman making her clumsy way in the world and the friends who help—or hinder—her along the journey. The Eisner-nominated Jane’s World was the first syndicated comic strip with a lesbian main character to appear in many major newspaper markets.



Published by IDW Publishing
Written by Tini Howard
Art by Gilbert Hernandez

Octavia is an ex-hitwoman who comes out of retirement to pay for her son’s college tuition — and, with any luck, rescue the kidnapped child of one of her former bounty-hunting partners. Octavia recruits her reluctant son Dominic and his boyfriend Taylor to become the next generation of Assassinstas.



Published by BOOM! Studios
Written by Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly
Art by Marcus To

Earth sucks. The stars have been blocked out for so long that people have forgotten there was anything else besides the World Government Alliance watching over them. Uma Akkolyte is a girl who shoots first, leaps before she looks, and is desperate for any means to leave her planet behind. And so she does. When Uma jacks an alien spaceship and punches through the stratosphere she sets forth on an adventure with an unlikely crew who are totally not ready for all the good, bad, and weird the universe will throw at them.


A Quick and Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns

Published by Oni Press
Written by Archie Bongiovanni and Tristan Jimerson
Art by Archie Bongiovanni

A Quick and Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns is, funny enough, exactly that. It’s a quick read, an easy read, and more than anything else, a fun read. Archie Bongiovanni and Tristan Jimerson have developed this book ostensibly as a workplace user guide for educating employees on the necessity of respecting identities beyond the traditional gender binary of male and female.


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