This article was originally published on 3/8/22.
WEBTOON comics are our happy place. A warm blanket we slip into after a long day that takes us on endless adventures. And while it is easy to just celebrate the stories themselves, we can’t forget to pass on thanks to the incredible creators behind the scenes. For International Women’s Day 2022, we are celebrating our favorite series and thanking the incredible wonder women behind them!
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Heartstopper – Alice Oseman
Our first WEBTOON series comes from Alice Oseman! Heartstopper is a romance series that will pull at every one of your heartstrings. The story follows Charlie, a high-strung, openly gay overthinking, and Nick, a cheerful, soft-heart rugby player still learning about himself. When the two meet at a British all-boys grammar school, they become quick friends, possibly becoming something much more. We’ve talked before about how much we love this series and Oseman’s other work!
Check out Heartstopper here!
unOrdinary – uru-chan
Our second WEBTOON series is unOrdinary by uru-chan! This superhero series follows John, an average teenager sent to a high school where the social elite happen to possess unthinkable powers. However, John has a big secret of his own that might just threaten to bring down the school’s entire social order. It’s a fun-filled action-packed story that never fails to have us on the edge of our seats. Plus, we can’t get over the characters uru-chan has brought to life in her series!
Check out unOrdinary here!
Suitor Armor – Purpah
Fantasy WEBTOON series that mix with romance are our happy place. This means Purpah‘s Suitor Armor is the very happiest of places for us. Lucia is a lady-in-waiting who believes that the most challenging thing in her life is getting through the upcoming royal wedding. That is until she finds herself falling head over heels for Modeus, an up-and-coming knight with a big secret. What secret might that be? He is an enchanted suit of armor without a soul! Suitor Armor is our happy place and Purpah is our protector.
Check out Suitor Armor here!
The Secrets of Soulford – The Quincil
Another fantasy series with romance vibes is The Quincil‘s The Secrets of Soulford. Gan Ainm just wants to be left alone and pretty much invisible in her new home of Soulford, but a local guard isn’t about to let that happen. But what happens when Gan learns that almost everyone in town, including the charming yet grumpy guard, has secrets? And what if those secrets could hurt everyone she cares about? The Quincil’s art and imagination knows no bounds and this series is worth binging again and again.
Check out The Secrets of Soulford here!
I’m the Grim Reaper – GRAVEWEAVER
When we aren’t swooning over fantasy romance series, we are binging supernatural WEBTOONs like GRAVEWEAVER‘s I’m the Grim Reaper. In this world, very bad people don’t just get sent to Hell. They get assigned a job to collect the souls of some of the worst people on Earth. Nothing like being forced to work in the afterlife. Scarlet just so happens to be one of those people. She is one of our favorite characters on WEBTOON and we thank GRAVEWEAVER every day for bringing her to life.
Check out I’m the Grim Reaper here!
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My Giant Nerd Boyfriend – fishball
Sometimes just a simple slice of life WEBTOON is all we need after a long day. And our goto is fishball‘s My Giant Nerd Boyfriend! Each chapter is a peek into fishball and her 6’5″ geek boyfriend’s lives which will have you crying from both laughter and emotional damage. We have never had so many “same girl same” moments while reading a WEBTOON than while reading My Giant Nerd Boyfriend. And with over 700 chapters, you will have more than enough to catch up on over the year!
Check out My Giant Nerd Boyfriend here!
The Kiss Bet – Ingrid Ochoa
The WEBTOON series that has taken more of our coins than any other is Ingrid Ochoa‘s The Kiss Bet. It is a sweet young adult romance series that follows Sara Lin, who just turned 18 and started her senior year. She has great friends, a cool dad and a whole lot ahead of her. The last thing she wants to worry about is the fact that she has never been kissed. But that is all about to change when her best friend challenges her to a bet that will either lead to love, heartbreak or embarrassment. We can’t thank Ingrid enough for giving us this beautiful story.
Check out The Kiss Bet here!
Blood Stain – Sigeel
We couldn’t talk about wonderfully creative women in the WEBTOON community without talking about Sigeel! Her series Blood Stain is a slice-of-life meets comedy meets mad scientist. So simply put – it’s fantastic! Elliot needs a new job and, on a whim, agrees to work for the most eccentric and Frankenstein-like scientist we have ever seen. Sigeel gives us some of the most unlikely friendships and tons of laughs. So many laughs. We also suggest checking out her other series, Punderworld, as well!
Check out Blood Stain here!
Rain Girl – Ashtreehouse
Historical? Supernatural? A badass leading lady? Count us in! Ashtreehouse‘s Rain Girl has quickly become one of our favorite series on WEBTOON. After her father’s death, Mina goes to live with her Aunt and cousins in a somewhat mysterious town where it rains all the time. The more time Mina spends here, the more secrets she uncovers. The only job she has is to make sure her cousin doesn’t fall in love. Ashtreehouse has gifted us this story tied nicely up with a bow and everyone should be reading it.
Check out Rain Girl here!
Lore Olympus – Rachel Smythe
The final WEBTOON series on our list is Rachel Smythe‘s Lore Olympus! This beautiful modern-day retelling of The Taking of Persephone has taken the community by storm over the last few years. It takes everything we thought we knew about the Greek Gods and turns it on its head. Rachel Smythe has taken a story that we love and has given us something even better. Plus, her art style is one of our favorites! We promise if you give this series a try, you will binge it repeatedly.
Check out Lore Olympus here!
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