Feel Good Comics

In honor of the holiday season, please enjoy this curated list of feel-good comics that we love. Happy Holidays from SCAD HoneyDripper!

Comics/Graphic Novels

She Drives Me Crazy (By Kelly Quindlen) – High school basketball player Scottie and her arch nemesis Irene start a fake relationship and very real feelings begin to blossom.

Giant Days (By John Allison and Lissa Treiman) – Friends Susan, Esther and Daisy struggle with attending college for the first time and going through the life crisis known as your 20s.

This One Summer (By Jillian and Mariko Tamaki) – Rose struggles with family difficulties, friendship and drama that ultimately changes her life while on summer vacation at Lake Awago.

The Witch Boy (By Molly Ostertag) – In Aster’s family, all girls are raised to be witches and boys become shapeshifters, but what happens when Aster decides to become the first witch boy in his family.

Princess Princess Ever After (By K. O’Neill) – When the heroic princess Amira rescues kind-hearted princess Sadie from her tower, they decide to band together and embark on an adventure to overcome their obstacles.

The Tea Dragon Society (By K. O’Neill) – Greta learns about the dying art form of tea dragon caretaking and as she befriends tea shop owners Hesekiel and Erik as well as their ward, Minette, she learns how much this craft enriches their lives, and how it will enrich her own.

This Was Our Pact (By Ryan Andrews) – Two reluctant friends and a talking bear journey into the night during the Autumn Festival to search for answers about a local folk legend.

Primer (By Jennifer Muro and Thomas Krajewski) – Ashley comes across a set of body paints that when applied grant her a wide set of powers. It’s not long before the military becomes suspicious which means big trouble for her and her friends. Thus, a colorful new superhero is born!

Adventure Zone – Based on a podcast, a Dungeons and Dragons group made up of three brothers and their dad play a hilarious and heartwarming campaign together.

Fangirl (By Sam Maggs and Rainbow Rowell) – Famous fanfiction author Cath must deal with the struggles of going to college for the first time and balancing her newfound busy life with her fandom.

The Backstagers (By James Tynion IV, Rian Sygh and Walter Baiamonte) – When the new kid Jory is taken in by the stage crew at his new school, he discovers an entire magical world that lives behind the curtain.

I Think Our Son Is Gay (By Okura) – A doting mother Tomoko believes that her eldest son Hiroki is gay, and though Tomoko and her younger son would support Hiroki, her husband Akiyoshi may not. Tomoko must do what’s best for her son and be his greatest ally.

Nimona (By Noelle Stevenson) – Nimona serves as the spunky sidekick to Lord Ballister Blackheart as they work to overthrow the Institute of Law Enforcement and Heroics.

Lumber Janes (By Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Brooklyn A. Allen and Noelle Stevenson) – A diverse group of friends tackle mystical mysteries using codes and Fiboncacci strategies while all staying at the same summer camp.

Smile (By Raina Telgemeier) – The story of Raina’s journey through middle and high school and all of the drama, crushes and fake friendships is told through the lens of her orthodontics journey.

Bloom (By Kevin Panetta) – Grumpy teenager Ari wants to move away with his band and leave the family bakery behind. However, when his replacement Hector shows up, his love and passion for baking make Ari question his choices.

Mooncakes (By Suzanne Walker and Wendy Xu) – Teenage witch Nova works at her grandmother’s bookstore loaning spell books and investigating supernatural occurrences. When her childhood werewolf crush Tam comes back to town to fight a demon in the area, things get pretty crazy.


Heartstopper (By Alice Oseman) - Charlie, a highly-strung, openly gay over-thinker, and Nick, a cheerful, soft-hearted rugby player, meet at a British all-boys grammar school. Friendship blooms quickly, but could there be something more...?

The Stutter Hug (Sam Davies) – This is a series of silent comics that follow the gentle emotions of cute critters and magical beasts.

Rock and Riot (By Chelsey Furedi) – This story follows two opposing teenage gangs in the 1950s where a member of each gang discovers they have feelings for the other.

Boyfriends (By Refrainbow) – Four boys attending university begin a polyamorous relationship and navigate the ups and downs of life together.

Let’s Play (By Mongie) – Sam is about to achieve her dream and making her first indie game, but what happens when a popular streamer gives her game a scathing review, then proceeds to become her new neighbor.

LMLY (By Edbe) – Leon is paired up with his longtime crush Sofia for a school project. As if this wasn’t enough to bring them closer together, she proposes a deal where Leon will have to pretend to be Sofia’s boyfriend while harboring very real feelings for her.

This Is Not Fiction (By Nicole Mannino) – Julian goes on an epic quest with the help of his friends Isaiah and Landon to discover the identity of his favorite novelist and profess his love to her.

Kochab (Sarah Webb) - Kochab is a fantasy webcomic about a lost skier stumbling upon a fire spirit sleeping in a frozen palace, and both of them trying to get back home in one piece.

Out of the Blue (By Ari) - Some summer in the mid-century American South a blind dam worker meets a fish monster trapped in his lake

Finding Home (By Hari Conner) – After abandoning his wood nymph family, Chepi travels alone until he one day meets Janek, a traveller who’s happy to have the company.

Batman: Wayne Family Adventures (By CRC Payne) - Batman needs a break. But with new vigilante Duke Thomas moving into Wayne Manor and an endless supply of adopted, fostered and biological superhero children to manage, Bruce Wayne is going to have his hands full.

Check! Please (By Ngozi Ukazu) – Eric is an ex-junior figure skating champion who becomes a college hockey player and struggles to cope with the intensity of the contact sport as well as his feelings toward Jack, the attractive team captain.

The Tea Club (By Jamsino) – Leo is an insecure Italian boy studying abroad, but what he doesn’t know is that the relationships he builds in Edinburgh will change his life forever.

Humor Me (By Marvin W.) - Charlie's goals in life are pretty simple : get her High School diploma, become a legal adult, take care of her 4 y/o brother and make sure social services don't realize their dad has ran away. So grabbing the unfortunate interest of one famous James Hardford sure wasn't part of her plans, especially when he (like about everyone else apparently) think she's a boy !

The Kiss Bet (By Ingrid Ochoa) - It’s senior year and Sara Lin just turned 18. She’s got great friends, a cool Dad (or so he thinks) and a whole lot ahead of her. The last thing she needs is to worry about having her first kiss. But that’s all about to change because her good pal Patrick just challenged her to a bet that will either lead to love, heartbreak or embarrassment…or maybe all three.

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