Clearly, comics with queer characters are about things other than being queer. So I could have put every one of these into a more "topic" focused comics post. But this group of comics stood out so sharply for me as happiness-increasing portrayals of non-heterosexual folks, that I couldn't resist making a friendly post with all of them together.
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Let's get started!
My first recommended book is Band Vs Band Comix by Kathleen Jacques.
Right now, it looks like the only option for reading is online. I couldn't even find an image of the cover for this post! But here's the page Jacques points to for what it's all about.
Jacques describes it as a "retro-cartoon-inspired, queer, handlettering-obsessed comic series about rival girl-fronted rock bands" and I'm not sure what I can add to that! I supported it on Kickstarter mostly on a whim, not having a clue if I'd like it. It's unlike anything I've ever read, and it took me a dozen pages or more to get the hang of it. The characters are so funny, and the art is so cute, though, I couldn't resist.