Kyle and Atticus
Kyle is a (gender) queer middle school student living in Canada who is dealing with being bullied. The adults around him appear to be supportive, but he* is also having to deal with the consequences of being labeled a bully himself when he physically stands up to his abusers. His main emotional support comes in the form of his delightful robot companion named Atticus.
Another title that would work as a Middle Grade recommendation, this free webcomic (which updates on Wednesdays) is hosted on tumblr. The panels are lovely, the illustrations detailed and warm, and the writing is thoughtful and funny. I look forward to seeing where Kyle and Atticus’ story leads.
*Kyle’s preferred pronouns have not yet been addressed in the comic (see the comic’s FAQ). I intend to edit this post to reflect the preferences of the character after it is revealed.
Sfé Monster. Kyle and Atticus. Tumblr. 2012-2013. Web. 10 July 2013.