Vampire Girlfriends by Ayanna Johnson Steptoe is an adorable slice-of-life comic that follows the lives of two vampiric lovers, Tabitha and Poppy.
Both have their own undead style, but they’re a perfect pairing, complimenting one another’s personalities perfectly (even though Poppy is 293 years old and Tabitha is 557).
As the story advances, we get to meet other supernatural characters too, like Misha (another vampire, and friend from Tabitha’s past) and her mysterious associate, Akeyo, a werewolf from Kenya (Poppy has some issues with werewolves but she’s able to keep it together well enough, all things considered).
The vampires in this comic each have their own unique sense of style. While it may be clear that they are undead from the first glance, they each show off their undead status in a different way.
And if you’re looking for a suitably spooky seasonal read, then Vampire Girlfriends is perfect for you: there’s even an episode that sees Tabitha and Poppy attending the Supernatural Society’s annual Hallow’s Eve get together… which is where we meet Eryka (not her real name), a 689-year-old witch who works as a comics publisher (be still my heart).
However, while Vampire Girlfriends is a slice-of-life comic, they are vampires, and sometimes their “slice-of-life” adventures include things like meeting a doppelgänger vision, or confirming that the undead really should not consume human food.
Read Vampire Girlfriends today!
In addition to reading Vampire Girlfriends on Tapas, you can also read it on Webtoon, if you’d prefer.
And if you’d like to support the comic directly, considering donating to Steptoe’s Patreon page.
Have you had a chance to read Vampire Girlfriends yet? What did you think? The Beat wants to hear from you! Give us a shout-out, either below this article in the comment section or over on social media @comicsbeat.
Do you have an insatiable hunger for free comics? Never fear, The Beat’s extensive AYOFC Archive is here, with enough free webcomics to keep you occupied even after you’ve been walled up underground with a cask of Amontillado.