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Webtoon (Webcomic Website) Suggestions and Read-a-likes pt 2: Comedy, Drama, & Fantasy

Are you interested in webcomics that aren’t adaptations? We’ve got some interesting suggestions for you.

Please note, that webcomics are not rated and do not generally give warnings for language.

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Comedy

Not So Shoujo Love Story – Curryuku
Romance-super-fan Rei Chan is ready for her first boyfriend and she knows just who it’ll be: the most handsome boy in school, Hansum Ochinchin. But her plans for the perfect love story are derailed when the most popular girl in class declares herself a rival….for Rei’s heart?! This is the year her not so shoujo love story begins!

Read-a-like Suggestions: [Enemies to Lovers]
Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard
Mare Barrow’s world is divided by blood—those with common, Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard—a growing Red rebellion—even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction.
The Cruel Prince – Holly Black
Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King. To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.
Geekerella – Ashley Poston
Geek girl Ellie hopes to go to ExcelsiCon Cosplay to meet the actor (closet nerd Darien) scheduled to play Federation Prince Carmindor in a reboot of the movie Starfield.

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Illustrated Internet – Dami Lee
The internet is full of precious jokes that deserve to be cherished forever. These are my favorite tweets, Tumblr text posts, and other gems from the world wide web in comic form.

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Forever After – Hannah Patten
Robin just wants an easy life. Land a prince, live like a princess; it worked out for Cinderella. Self-respect need not apply. When her wish to live out a real-life fairytale is misinterpreted by the Fates, she finds herself in the storybook realm of Forever After, only she’s not a princess at all! Cast as the Prince, Robin must fight her way through the broken stories of her youth and restore their happy endings if she ever hopes to return home. Some things in Forever After are not quite as they were written, and Robin is not the only one racing through the tales. Stuck with all the responsibility she never wanted, Robin could be the hero to save them all—but not if the Wicked Witch has anything to say about it.

Read-a-like Suggestions: [Fairy Tale Mishaps]
A Kiss In Time – Alex Flinn
Sixteen-year-old Princess Talia persuades seventeen-year-old Jack, the modern-day American who kissed her awake after a 300-year sleep, to take her to his Miami home, where she hopes to win his love before the witch who cursed her can spirit her away
The Sleeper and the Spindle – Neil Gaiman
On the eve of her wedding, a young queen sets out to rescue a princess from an enchantment. She casts aside her fine wedding clothes, takes her chain mail and her sword, and follows her brave dwarf retainers into the tunnels under the mountain towards the sleeping kingdom. This queen will decide her own future — and the princess who needs rescuing is not quite what she seems
Stepsister – Jennifer Donnelly
Isabelle is one of Cinderella’s ugly stepsisters, who cut off their toes in an attempt to fit into the glass slipper; but there is more to her story than a maimed foot, for the Marquis de la Chance is about to offer her a choice and the opportunity to change her fate–there will be blood and danger, but also the possibility of redemption and triumph, and most of all the chance to find her true self.

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Cursed Princess Club – LambCat
Meet Gwendolyn – living proof that princesses don’t always have it all. See, although she lives in a castle and her father is the King, Gwendolyn isn’t like a movie princess, or even a fairly-tale princess. She’s got a big heart, but isn’t particularly attractive and doesn’t have a Disney-quality singing voice. But one night, she accidentally stumbles upon the twisted world of the Cursed Princess Club, and her life will never be the same. Hexed and cast out, the ladies of the club are just the people Gwendolyn needs to show her that just because she doesn’t “fit the mold” does not mean she’s any less of a princess.

Read-a-like Suggestions: [Self-Acceptance]
The Sky Is Everywhere – Jandy Nelson
In the months after her sister dies, seventeen-year-old Lennie falls into a love triangle and discovers the strength to follow her dream of becoming a musician.
Everything, Everything – Nicola Yoon
The story of a teenage girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything she’s ever known.
Fairest – Gail Levine
In a land where beauty and singing are valued above all else, Aza eventually comes to reconcile her unconventional appearance and her magical voice, and learns to accept herself for who she truly is.

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Gecko Chan – Meritxell Garcia
Gecko Chan is a young monster with uncontrollable strength. After moving to a new city, Gecko will have to learn to fit in a city that wasn’t prepared for his monstrous size.

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Library Ghost – Mikey Heller
Here is a ghost that works at the library; however, do NOT be afraid! He is just like you who does weird things and totally screws everything up. Library Ghost is taking a recess at the moment!

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Live With Yourself – Shen
An explosive time-space accident leaves happy-go-lucky 20-something Todd living with himself, himself, and himself. You get to watch the struggle.

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Drama

Gourmet Hound – Leehama
Lucy, a woman with an uncanny sense of taste and smell, discovers that her favorite restaurant has changed kitchen staff–and she does not know the identity of the chef whose cooking she’s loved for years. When a lucky accident leads her to two former chefs at Dimanche, she decides that she will do her utmost to track down each of their old colleagues in order to rediscover that “perfect taste”.

Read-a-like Suggestions: [Food Novels]
A Pho Love Story – Loan Le
Bảo Nguye̋n would describe himself as steady and strong: his grades are average, his social status unremarkable. He works at his parents’ phở restaurant – as his parents’ fifth favorite employee. Linh Mai would describe herself as a firecracker: stable when unlit, but full of potential for joy and fire. She dreams of pursuing a career in art, while working practically full-time at her family’s phở restaurant. Bao and Linh have never even had a class together – but after a chance encounter, sparks fly.
The Sweet Life of Stella Madison – Lara Zeises
Seventeen-year-old Stella struggles with the separation of her renowned chef parents, writing a food column for the local paper even though she is a junk food addict, and having a boyfriend but being attracted to another.
It’s Kind of a Cheesy Love Story – Lauren Morrill
Sixteen-year-old Beck rediscovers herself while working with a group of misfits at the local pizza parlor where she was born.

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Fantasy

Suitor Armor – Purpah
Lady-in-waiting, Lucia believes getting through the royal wedding will be the toughest part of her new life. That is until she finds herself falling head over heels with Modeus, an up-and-coming knight to the king’s guard. With her newfound interest, she is quickly awakened to the mysteries of the kingdom when she learns Modeus is in fact an enchanted suit of armor without a soul. Could there be more to him than just shining armor?

Read-a-like Suggestions: [Cursed/Fairy Tales]
Don’t Date Rosa Santos – Nina Moreno
Rosa Santos, a Cuban American, works to save her Florida town, seeks admittance to study abroad in her homeland, and wonders if love can break her family’s curse. Rosa Santos is cursed by the sea-at least, that’s what they say. Dating her is bad news, especially if you’re a boy with a boat. But Rosa feels more caught than cursed.
Spindle’s End – Robin McKinley
The infant princess Briar Rose is cursed on her name day by Pernicia, an evil fairy, and then whisked away by a young fairy to be raised in a remote part of a magical country, unaware of her real identity and hidden from Pernicia’s vengeful powers
Ash – Malinda Lo
In this variation on the Cinderella story, Ash grows up believing in the fairy realm that the king and his philosophers have sought to suppress, until one day she must choose between a handsome fairy cursed to love her and the King’s Huntress whom she loves.
Cruel Beauty – Rosamund Hodge
Since birth, Nyx has been betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom — all because of a foolish bargain struck by her father. And since birth, she has been in training to kill him. With no choice but to fulfill her duty, Nyx resents her family for never trying to save her and hates herself for wanting to escape her fate. Still, on her seventeenth birthday, Nyx abandons everything she’s ever known to marry the all-powerful, immortal Ignifex. Her plan? Seduce him, destroy his enchanted castle, and break the nine-hundred-year-old curse he put on her people.

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Your Throne – SAM
Tensions are brewing under the seemingly calm surface of the Vasilios Empire, a kingdom ruled by the Imperial Family and the Temple. Lady Medea Solon has lost her place next to Crown Prince Eros, but resolves to do whatever it will take to win back what’s rightfully hers. Will she reclaim her throne?

Read-a-like Suggestions: [Fight for the throne]
Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard
Mare Barrow’s world is divided by blood—those with common, Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard—a growing Red rebellion—even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction.
The Selection – Kiera Cass
Sixteen-year-old America Singer is living in the caste-divided nation of Illéa, which formed after the war that destroyed the United States. America is chosen to compete in the Selection–a contest to see which girl can win the heart of Illéa’s prince–but all she really wants is a chance for a future with her secret love, Aspen, who is a caste below her.
Ash Princess – Laura Sebastian
When her country was invaded, Theodosia’s mother, the Fire Queen, was murdered before her eyes. The Kaiser had Theo crowned Ash Princess– a title of shame to bear in her new life as a prisoner. For ten years a captive in her own palace, Theo has endured the relentless abuse and ridicule of the Kaiser and his court. One night the Kaiser forces her to do the unthinkable. With blood on her hands and all hope of reclaiming her throne lost, surviving is no longer enough. But she does have a weapon: her mind is sharper than any sword. And power isn’t always won on the battlefield.

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How to Survive a Romance Fantasy – sing-nanda
What would you do if you were reincarnated as one of the main protagonists in the romantic fantasy (“rom-fan”) novel you’ve been reading? Do everything in your power to keep the story on track and save the day to be crowned as empress? Make amends for all the treacherous things your villainous character did to change her fate of demise? Hone your magical powers and valiantly fight for the empire as a dashing imperial crown prince should? Umm, nah. When Yeonghui, Ji-eun, and Cheolsu find themselves in this predicament, they have other plans. Will their choices alter the course of this rom-fan world for good or for worse?

Read-a-like Suggestions: [Isekai/Fantasy World]
A Thousand Pieces of You – Claudia Gray
When eighteen-year-old Marguerite Caine’s father is killed, she must leap into different dimensions and versions of herself to catch her father’s killer and avenge his murder.
The Cruel Prince – Holly Black
Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King. To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.
Coraline – Neil Gaiman
Looking for excitement, Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar, yet disturbingly different from her own, where she must challenge a gruesome entity in order to save herself, her parents, and the souls of three others.

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Return to Player – UMKY / SEHON
Ten years ago, a group of gods turned everyone on Earth into players of a sadistic game that forced them to kill monsters in real life — or be killed themselves. Sehan Kim has already seen how this game will play out: everyone in the world dies except for him. When he’s given the chance to go back in time and start a second playthrough, Sehan is determined to change the course of events and beat the gods at their own game.

Read-a-like Suggestions: [Chosen by gods to fight/Video Game Worlds]
Heir Apparent – Vivian Vande Velde
While playing a total immersion virtual reality game of kings and intrigue, fourteen-year-old Giannine learns that demonstrators have damaged the equipment to which she is connected, and she must win the game quickly or be damaged herself.
Otherworld – Jason Segel
After the newest set of virtual reality gear hits the market, Simon can’t wait to test it out. But, when his friend Katherine suddenly disappears after being seen with men from the same gaming company, Simon must decide how far in the game he’s willing to go to save her.
Epic – Conor Kostick
On New Earth, a world based on a video role-playing game, fourteen-year-old Erik pursuades his friends to aid him in some unusual gambits in order to save Erik’s father from exile and safeguard the futures of each of their families.

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Dungeons & Artifacts – Zerowater / UMKY
A dungeon-guiding gig goes sideways for explorer Stetch Atelier when the prince who hired him tricks him into activating a fatal curse. But instead of staying dead, Stetch is resurrected by a sentient artifact that offers him a deal that may help him get his revenge. To hold up his end of the bargain, Stetch sets off on a long journey of raiding dungeons, slaying monsters, and making new enemies and friends along the way.

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