3 Webcomics By Asian American Artists That You’re Sure To Love
Previously, we wrote about webcomics by Korean American artists that you would love. That list included Dami Lee’s As Per Usual and Murrz self-named slice-of-life comic. But, with so many talented Asian American creators out there, we thought we’d cast the net a little wider in what we share.
1. JingKu by DA-POW!
JingKu is written and drawn by DA-POW!, a Hmong American artist. JingKu is a historically fictitious tale based on Hmong culture and is currently available to read on the Web Comics app. It features beautifully done artwork done in black-and-white manga style, which gives you the feeling of reading a physical comic more than a webtoon.
‘Why keep the pigs behind the fence?’ ‘Why do you think, Jae?’ Are you the pig or the fence? In a small and ancient Hmong kingdom, a new leader arises, but with a new leader means a new ring of followers– and not all people wish to follow. When Shu, a teenage boy, refuses to abandon his family to serve the new ruler for life, a girl must take his place and save them from the possible consequences of betraying Shu’s kingdom.
2. The Herder Witch by Skimlines
The Herder Witch is a magical girl story written and drawn by Korean American artist Skimlines. The comic is available to read on Tapas, as well as available in physical form if you’re lucky enough to run into her at your local anime convention!
Join Morie the Witch and her helper and half-beast Yanna as they go on an adventure to meet the other witches that are scattered across the land.
—The Herder Witch Synopsis
3. Freaking Romance by Snailords
Snailords is a Vietnamese American artist who has a number of comics under his belt, including Nightmare Factory on Webtoons and Snailed It on Tapas. Freaking Romance is arguably one of his most popular webcomics and is available to read on the Webtoons app. The magical realism romance will have you on the edge of your seat from the first episode to the season finale!
A sexy supernatural story about being out on your own, finding your dream apartment and discovering that your new place is haunted by a handsome spectral stranger from another dimension. Sure, HE can’t see you and YOU can’t touch him, but who said every relationship starts out perfectly?
—Freaking Romance Synopsis
Are there any webcomics (or physical comics) by Asian American creators that you absolutely love? Be sure to share it with us!