While there is an overwhelming number of all types of comics, LGBTQ comics have just become popular in recent years. Long gone are the days when T & Q people were notably absent on the page. Today, we live in a wonderful time for trans LGBTQ comics, especially for transgender and genderqueer people; so many that it’s hard to decide on a good one when it comes to choosing a trans comic to read. 

If you are looking for a comic that covers trans and genderqueer issues in print, read on to check out our top suggestions for trans comics that make for a great read.

Trans Comics #1: A Quick And Easy Guide To They/Them Pronouns By Archie Bongiovanni And Tristan Jimerson

A Quick And Easy Guide To They/Them Pronouns By Archie Bongiovanni And Tristan Jimerson is a quick read which helps clear out the confusions around they/them pronouns for cisgender people. Being told by a genderqueer person and their ally buddy, this trans comics should be a standard text in all life skills classes.

Trans Comics #2:The Pervert By Michelle Perez And Remy Boydell

In The Pervert, Michelle Perez And Remy Boydell take an unflinching look at how women experience crossing the gender binary. Their meaningful message was told through a factory worker who ended up engaging in sex trade to raise money for hormones and nicotine gum in the midst of her transition to female.

Trans Comics #3: Power & Magic: The Queer Witch Comics Anthology Edited By Joamette Gil

Power & Magic: The Queer Witch Comics Anthology Edited By Joamette Gil raise a brave question: “Why do witches always have to be females?”. The trans comics features transgender and genderqueer people as witches, making it no longer a female-assigned character to raise a more profound message: any gender identity can be magical.

Trans Comics #4: Gumballs By Erin Nations

In Gumballs By Erin Nations, Erin profiles other people on the LGBTQ rainbow, which is rare to find in trans comics. Just like its name, the story about Erin’s life and transition really make this trans comic a true gumball machine for any trans reader. 

Trans Comics #5: How Loathsome By Ted Naifeh And Tristan Crane

If you are a fan of dark, gritty art and messy personal drama, How Loathsome By Ted Naifeh And Tristan Crane is the one for you. This trans comics features edgy and goth exploration of queer outsiderhood, with scenes about sex, drugs, and nightlife.

Trans Comics #6: On A Sunbeam By Tillie Walden

On A Sunbeam By Tillie Walden is your epic lost love/girls’ school drama, specifically for both gender queerness and devoted fans. This trans comics features Mia, who works on a crew that rebuilds giant, broken space structures. But her true motivation is to find the love she lost at any cost.

Trans Comics #7: 100 Crushes By Elisha Lim

100 Crushes By Elisha Lim is a beautiful handwritten script, featuring a series of meditative vignettes about all types of LGBTQ, including genderqueer individuals. The trans comics send out a clear and loud message: one doesn't need to define oneself.

Trans Comics #8: Gender Queer: A Memoir By Maia Kobabe

Gender Queer: A Memoir By Maia Kobabe is an autobiography of the author. In these trans comics, Maia documented her struggles while asserting her pronouns - a poignant and relatable experience to most members of the LGBTQ community, especially if you ever had to come out twice. The trans comics also give some good suggestions about the complications, misunderstandings and misapprehensions families might experience when a member comes out, and how to navigate them.

Trans Comics #9: Oath Anthology Of New (Queer) Heroes, Edited By Audrey Redpath

Oath Anthology Of New (Queer) Heroes, Edited By Audrey Redpath is a collection of short comic stories, with some touch of romance and heroes. Whether you are looking for a story as daily-life as a child choosing their preferred clothing or as heroic as a trans man and a superhero bonding over their secret identities, this trans comic will surely have something to offer.

Trans Comics #10: The Other Side: A Queer Paranormal Romance Anthology Edited By Melanie Gillman And Kori Michele Handwerker

The Other Side: A Queer Paranormal Romance Anthology Edited By Melanie Gillman And Kori Michele Handwerker is not just a romantic love story trans comic, but a spooky romance one, featuring queer couples and gender-neutral pronouns galore. Whatever your art style is, this anthology will surely have a story that suits you.

Conclusion

With a surprising amount of trans comics that appear on the shelf lately, we hope that this article has given you some suggestions for your next read. Pick your trans comic and get ready for some trans-inclusive joy!