This Webtoon Wednesday, I’m highlighting MadHattey from Instagram! She draws comics based on characters from the plays Dear Evan Hansen, Be More Chill, and writes unique stories for her own characters. Many of the characters she writes are LGBT+, and she explores who each character identifies as in different comic arcs. I love all the couples that she writes because they are all just so positive and supportive of each other! Even though I am always surprised by the new couples she creates, I always end up loving them in the end! She has even gender swapped a few of the couples she created, and I just…I loved it.
My personal favorite pairing is Timmy and Rich. Timmy is MadHattey’s own character, and he is autistic. Rich is a character from Be More Chill. He had the SQUIP and was the one who told Jeremy how to get one, and he burned down a house accidentally while trying to get rid of his SQUIP at the end of the play. They make the cutest couple, as Rich helps Timmy through his sensory overload issues and bad memories of his father and Timmy helps Rich through his post-fire PTSD. Here are two of my favorite comics of the couple!
A color version!
And here is my favorite gender swapped version of this couple.
Nevertheless, not everything she writes is romance. Some of the stories she writes are about family and issues that come with that. There are other characters in her universe that have stories about dealing with mental health issues, ADHD, abuse, homophobia, and many other things. Honestly, a lot of these comics can get pretty angsty, but I love angst so that’s no problem for me. If you aren’t into angst, there is plenty of fluff to go around. You won’t be bored!
If you like LGBT+ and neurodiverse webcomics or are a fan of the play Be More Chill, you should definitely follow MadHattey on Instagram. She comes out with new content on a very regular basis, sometimes almost daily! I am always excited to check and see what else has come out of her amazingly creative mind.
Overall Rating: 6 out of 5 paintbrushes