5 Webcomics by Black Creators You Should Be Reading

It’s Black History Month! I’m always chatting about webtoons and webtoon adaptations here at Fandom Spotlite so I thought that I’d love to put the focus on some fantastic Black webtoon/webcomic creators to check out this month and beyond. These are only a few picks but some comics that you should consider adding to your reading list as soon as possible.

Hovergirls by Geneva Bowers

Geneva is an artist frequently known for her colorful artwork pieces but is also the creator of the webtoon Hovergirls. In this series, Jalissa and Kim Vasquez are two cousins just trying to make it in the city of Los Aguaceros. On the side, they are also monster-fighting magical girls while balancing their jobs as baristas at Big Chain Coffee, . It’s up to the HoverGirls to save the day!

The webtoon is available for reading on the Line Webtoon platform and you can purchase the original story in book form from Geneva’s shop. Hovergirls has also been recently been picked by Bloomsbury Publishing. The new release will include new content and a lengthier story which is expected in Spring 2024!

Princess Love Pon by Shauna Grant 

If the magical girl series are a must-read for you, check out Princess Love Pon. The story follows average student Lia Sagamore until one day she’s given the chance to become someone magical! Lia does her best to navigate her way through love, heals the hearts of others who have fallen into despair, and discovers what it really takes to be magical! Can she stop The Dark Queen from devouring the hearts of innocents? Please join Lia on her adventures and find out!

You can also check out Grant’s other upcoming middle-grade comic Mimi: Cutie Catastrophe coming in Summer 2022.

Catch Me! Fight Me! Love Me! By Sharean Morishita

Sharean Morishita has been publishing her webcomics on her website since 2012. You can read her most recent story, Catch Me! Fight Me! Love Me! On the Line Webtoon platform. The comic follows the story of Oriana and Jae-hwa who act as a fake married couple for a new online video series. The one rule is that actual “close relationships” aren’t allowed to develop and everything is to stay strictly professional. But what happens when reality becomes real?

Sharean Morishita, under S-Morishita Studio, has put out many webtoons. After checking out Catch Me! Fight Me! Love Me!  You can check out her other stories such as Love! Love! Fighting! & School Memories. Watch our interview with her here.

Nafsi by Litu

Nafsi - WebcomicsHub

If you enjoy a slice-of-life webtoon with snippets of daily activities, check out Nafsi! This webtoon is available to read on the Line Webtoon platform follows a “terrified soul on a daily journey to conquer his fears with the help of two of his best friends!” This series is currently ongoing and updates three times a week. I love lighthearted webcomics and Nafsi fits the tone with its relatable topics from dating, adulthood, advice, and navigating life as a whole.

It’s a webtoon that puts a smile on my face, and I think the engaging content is what connects the reader to the overall narrative. And you can also check his other work Glimmer on his website.

The Substitutes by Myisha Haynes

For a webcomic with magic and friends, check out The Substitutes. This story asks the question of what happens when three roommates accidentally acquire powerful magic weapons meant for someone else? Join Freddie, Bianca, and Emilio as they discover newfound powers and navigate through new obstacles. This comic will appeal to any comic fan who loves a good fantasy adventure story.

You can also check out more work from Haynes in the short comic “Firelily” which is included in Eisner and Ignatz winning Elements Anthology: Fire, along with Marvel’s Gwenpool.

About Rachel Moulden

Rachel is a fandom nerd who loves to create new stories. Outside of Fandom Spotlite you can find her writing books, chatting about all things pop culture related, and gushing about all things bookish on her book blog, Life of a Female Bibliophile. When Rachel is not busy writing you can find her jamming out to anime OSTs, indulging in a good cup of coffee, or watching too many K-Dramas. Check out her middle-grade debut novel (Lost Love: My First Boyfriend) available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo. You can follow her on Twitter at @bibliophilelyfe and Instagram at @lifeofafemalebibliophile.

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