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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.

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