It took me a little while to get into webcomics. I’m not a single issue comics reader. I like a meaty story arc, so I usually wait for a collected edition to come out rather than reading a series in small chunks. With webcomics, I had to get used to reading on a computer or tablet, and to reading only a few pages at a time. But once I did—what an amazing and bountiful world of comics opened up to me! There are so many amazing queer webcomics out there.
Here are twelve of my favorite queer webcomics. I’ve included both ongoing comics and completed series. Some are short stories—just twenty pages or so—for when you need a quick pick-me-up. Others are epic adventure that might go on forever. Either way, once you venture into the world of webcomics, you’re not gong to want to leave. And this is just the tip of the iceberg. Whether you’re into kickass trans superheroes, contemporary lesbian slice-of-life comics, queer dating advice, deceive stories, gay robots (or dragons, witches, mages, etc. etc.), teen romance, family dramas—or any other kind of story humans have ever come up with—I guarantee there’s a queer webcomic about it.
The Tea Dragon Society by katie o’neill
In short: Queer magic, friendship, tea dragons, a celebration of homemade crafts and rituals, and beautiful, beautiful art.
With Great Abandon by E.H. Macmillan
In short: A contemporary gay trans romance set in London. Some angst, some cooking, some music, lots of blushing, 100% adorable, 0% transphobia.
Spread Your Wings by wendy lian martin
In short: Lani hides her wings at school because she’s afraid of what will happen if if anyone finds out.
On A Sunbeam by tille walden
In short: Boarding school in space, a spaceship crew made up of queer women and non-binary folks, complicated characters, mesmerizing and totally original artwork.
Sing The Moon Down by mister loki
In short: A shy witch moves into town, opens an apothecary shop, and meets the local werewolf. They help each other out.
pivot by jamie dear
In short: Gay girls play softball (and maybe fall in love)!
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O Human Star by blue delliquanti
In short: A queer family drama with robots, and my favorite webcomic ever.
Finding Home by hari
In short: Two friends (one human, one not) on a long journey through a beautiful magical kingdom, slow romance, great dialogue, lush and stunning artwork, and the most extraordinary hair I’ve ever seen in comics.
Galanthus by Ashanti Fortson
In short: A heroine who accidentally stows away on a spaceship and then joins the crew, fascinating aliens, queer spaceship family, kindness, and smuggling.
Private I by emily Willis and Ann Uland
In short: An old-school detective story set in Pittsburgh in the 1940s, starring (obvi) a queer detective.
Check, Please! by Ngozi Ukazu
In short: Hilarious and poignant depictions of college life, hockey bros who aren’t assholes (AT ALL!), pies and sports, sweet male friendships, and one of my favorite (and one of the funniest) coming out scenes ever.
Griefer Belt by kales
In short: Queer criminals working the black market in a fantasy city, violence and gore, questionable morals, and dark humor.
Looking for more (queer) webcomics? Check out these magically queer webcomics, these great ongoing-story webcomics, and these five webcomic shorts for the novel weary. And if, like me, you’re relatively new to webcomics, here’s a great beginner’s guide to reading webcomics to help you navigate this weird and wonderful world.