People I Like!
Stop Paying Attention: The totally amazing comic and musical stylings of Lucy Knisley. Lucy is an illustrator, comic artist and author. She recently published the absolutely delightful French Milk graphic novel, a comic journal about her two months living in France with her mum. She once did a whole series of drawings on her favourite X-files characters. She is super-freaking amazing.
Khaos Komix: I’m not sure how to describe this comic, other than it is awesomely wonderfully wicked. Written by a person made of awesomeness, it describes the lives and loves of a group of teens (btw it’s super gay and trans – Woooo!). I stumbled onto this website a few years ago and got totally addicted. It’s rad.
Erika Moen: I am in love with Erika. I’ve been stalking her online for years, because I am super creepy. But I’m ok with that. She has finished her six year long journal comic strip DAR: A Super Girly Top Secret Comic Diary and recently completed the incredible murder-mystery-comedy-comic, Bucko. She will certainly be doing other amazingly wickedly fantastic stuff, so you should stalk her too!
Dylan Meconis: Dylan is an incredible illustrator and comic artist. Her first webcomic, which has recently been published (buy it!), Bite Me! is an (a??) hilarious vampire farce set in the French Revolution. She is now authoring the exceptionally beautiful Family Man webcomic – it has werewolves, read it!
Cristy C. Road: An incredible queer writer, illustrator, zine-ster, activist. Guh, she rips my heart out, she’s fucking awesome.
Christine Smith is the incredible mind behind The Princess and Eve’s Apple. I really love the Princess, it’s a really sweet story about a young MTF girl. Eve’s Apple is about an awesome, feisty, older MTF character, who’s large, and her trials of dating.
Reaper Sun: Comic Watson/Sherlock Slash. What more needs to be said?
Riot Nrrd: RJ is quite amazing, and wonderful, and I might have a huge crush on them. Riot Nrrd is a ensemble comic, set in uni, and has quite a few queer and gender diverse characters. It’s quite nerdy (as the name suggests), political, and is really hilarious.
Queermo’s Journey: A new transmasculine strip comic – I’m so enjoying reading this one
Curvy: It promotes itself as a “sexy, scifi adventure comic for adults”. It’s super queer. ‘Nuff said. NSFW.
Girls with Slingshots: This is an awesome ensemble comic with super sharp wit, heapsa sex positivity, and a couple of lesbians/queer women as well. Well worth the read.
Kris Dresen: Kris pretty much writes comic poems. Her style is mostly wordless images full of dykes and lesbian. She also wrote an incredibly witty strip called Max and Lily which is well worth hunting for.
TJ and Amal: A sweet ongoing romance comic, following the adventures of two strangers road-tripping across America. This is really awesome. NSFW.
Dylan Horrocks: Dylan is one of the most talented, intelligent and nice comics creators ever. Plus he’s a New Zealander!
Scott McCloud: If you’re thinking of making comics, you need to check Scott McCloud’s books out. Seriously.
From Earth’s End: If you want to know anything about New Zealand Comics go here. Seriously.
Curvaceous Dee: Amazing New Zealand blog, fat-positive, kinky, polyamory, deliciousness. NSFW.