Find some links below to webcomics suitable for junior, middle school and senior students. Follow the links to navigate to a particular comic (a description of the comic is given). You can usually access the full series by clicking on a tab that says “Archive” or “Past issues”.
Junior School and Lower Secondary School
Audrey’s Magic Nine
Written by Michelle Wright and illustrated by Courtney Huddleston, Francesco Gerbino, and Tracy Bailey, centres on a black orphan adopted by a well-meaning but clueless suburban white couple.
Breaking Cat News
House cats Elvis, Puck, and Lupin report on such breaking news stories as “The people are missing!” and “There’s a box with a towel inside it on the kitchen table.” Georgia Dunn’s is a hilarious webcomic, with a feline’s-eye view of the world.
In GiGi D.G.’s video game–esque tale, adorable Cucumber the bunny and his sister Almond go up against a series of baddies.
This webcomic follows John Egbert, who on his 13th birthday plays a video game that unleashes the apocalypse.
Scared by the Bell
Though being the new kid is never easy, it’s especially hard for Peter, an average kid whose classmates include a mummy, a pumpkinhead, and a skeleton.
Still reeling from the loss of his mother, Jonas escapes into his vivid daydreams. After making his way through a portal in his grandmother’s strange painting, he finds himself lost in a fantasy world, unable to return.
For Senior School
Bear in mind that not all comics are suitable for all ages. Choose wisely and engage only with comics which you are comfortable reading (remember the “Grandma Rule”….. if Grandma was looking over your shoulder, would she be happy that you are reading it?). Comics are not always humorous; many tackle some difficult subjects,
As Per Usual
Dami Lee’s self-deprecating webcomic details her quest “to be a real lady person,” from dating woes to FOMO in the age of social distancing.
As the Crow Flies
Two outsiders endure microaggressions on a Christian backpacking trip and find solace in each other. Melanie Gillman’s contemplative, poignant webcomic was published as a graphic novel by Iron Circus Comics and won a Stonewall Honor in 2018.
Bird and Moon—Science and Nature Comics
Whether naturalist and science writer Rosemary Mosco is describing how to distinguish a dolphin from a porpoise, offering improvements on bird species (like hummingbirds that are 10,000% bigger), or urging readers to join the fight against climate change, her abiding passion for the natural world comes through loud and clear in this delightfully quirky webcomic.
What became of Alice, Wendy Darling, and Dorothy Gale after they returned from Wonderland, Neverland, and Oz? Though few believed their stories, the three girls meet and find kinship in one another.
Hamish Steele’s webcomic centres on an amusement haunted house with a mysterious portal that entices demons, ghosts, and angels.
Deep Dark Fears
Fran Krause creates mordantly funny yet tender comics based on emails submitted by readers detailing the absurd but deeply resonant fears that plague them (What if, while walking over me in bed, my cat steps on both my eyes? What if, when I take off my goggles, the suction yanks out my eyes?).
This raw, deeply funny, provocative webcomic from Juliana “Jewels” Smith, Ronald Nelson, and Mike Hampton follows a black revolutionary college freshman and her friends dealing with racism, gentrification, and privilege at Ronald Reagan University.
On a Sunbeam
Tillie Walden’s mesmerizing, strikingly original space epic seamlessly blends romance and sci-fi. I
To make the long trip back home to Earth from a mining colony deep in outer space, Amy and her family must be cryogenically frozen, and when Amy returns, her friends are far older, and she’s not sure where she fits in.
Ariel Slamer Ries’s webcomic takes place in the magical world of Hyalin, where witches’ magic depends on the length of their hair. But revealing one’s power can be perilous.