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Girls With Slingshots Cover
Title: Girls With Slingshots
Creators: Format: Webcomic Print
Color: Color
Romanciness: Romantic Elements
Heat: R
Tags: talking cactus best friends asexual character bisexual character
Where to Buy or Read:

Read the webcomic!

You can buy all the books there, too.

Synopsis from the Creator:

Girls With Slingshots debuted on October 1st 2004, both online and in stapled-paper form at SPX in Bethesda, MD. Since its humble beginnings as a twice-weekly black-and-white webcomic, it became a self-sustaining color webcomic that updated five times a week, Monday through Friday.

The strip's two main characters, Hazel and Jamie, sprung to life in a strip called Hazelnuts around 1996, an unintended prequel to GWS. The GWS title was based on a recurring request Danielle used to get at comic conventions to draw a girl with a gun (she sucked at drawing guns, so she drew them with slingshots instead).

GWS has been collected into ten books containing 200 strips each, which are available through TopatoCo. A hardcover collection of all of the strips (plus some bonus material) in color will be available in late 2017/2018.

Love In Panels' Review:

Girls with Slingshots was one of my first "must-read" webcomics. The bond between BFFs Hazel and Jamie keeps the strip meaningful, even when Hazel is an apathetic sad-sack and Jamie is rushing into something again. Readers will fondly tell you of vibrator jokes, cactus shenanigans, a cat that says "doooooooom," and a bartender who makes drinks with the best names ever. Secondary characters include a barista turned cafe-owner, a dominatrix, an asexual love interest, a Mall Santa love interest... and you'll love them all.

This isn't a "romance comic" so much as a funny, heartwarming, slice of life comic that features romantic happenings as much as any human life might. It's on this list because romance readers will like it.

Shout Out Cover
Title: Shout Out
Creators: Format: EBook Print
Color: Color
Romanciness: LGBTQ+ Elements
Heat: PG13
Tags: queer lesbian gay nonbinary asexual transgender bisexual fantasy sci-fi historical aromantic queerplatonic
Where to Buy or Read:

TO Comix Press

Synopsis from the Creator:

Bold queer heroes seize the spotlight!

Join us on the adventures of young demon hunters, star-crossed Viking lovers, and cyberpunk street artists as we invite you into new worlds where brave heroes with diverse queer identities demonstrate the strength of their hearts and the power of their dreams!

Find your place alongside ace necromancers, glamorous jazz musicians, fey outsiders, friendly monsters, and a superhero still finding his way out of the phone booth.

Spotlighting the work of diverse voices, this collection includes Kieron Gillen(The Wicked + The Divine), Kelly & Nichole Matthews (Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy), Killian Ng​​ (Legend of Korra: Turf Wars), and many others.

Our stories have heroes who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, gender non-conforming, two-spirit, and asexual, from creators who share those identities.

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