Tripping Over You
Follow Milo and Liam's steps (and missteps) as they begin a relationship, fold each other into their lives, and trip into living together. An LGBTQ+ webcomic! See the cast page or the archives for more info, but beware spoilers! (Updates every Monday, when possible. Sometimes we skip a week due to day job obligations, but we're still active!)
About the webcomic & the creators
We’re Suzana and Owena, a married lesbian couple who first met online back in the early 2000’s. We first became friends through a shared interest of drawing fan art for our favorite comics and shows, making our own characters (who somehow always had crushes on each other), and writing those characters together.
We also loved recommending online webcomics to each other, as it was one of the easiest ways to have a shared interest with an internet friend. Our friend group would gather in AIM chat rooms, sending links to new comics we’d stumble across, collecting as many independently created stories as we could find. Each day of the week would come with a slew of new updates, and we’d faithfully follow their schedules, while eagerly theorizing about the slowly-unfolding storylines. We grew up alongside our favorite characters, and looked up to their creators.
In the meantime, we still told each other our own stories, with our own characters, doing whatever it was we wanted them to do. If we struggled at school or with our family, writing became a healthy and understanding channel to explore our feelings and relate to each other through. It passed the time as we were growing up, and it gave us something to bond over - especially between the releases of other peoples’ stories.
When we eventually met in person many years later, eventually began dating, and eventually moved in together - we also agreed it would be fun to make a webcomic together. We loved the format as kids; we had even made a couple joke pages together. Webcomics have grown into an even bigger field since then, as well. There are now a myriad of genres, full of growing types of stories and representations. We were eager to add our own stories to the mix.
We started Tripping Over You in 2011, and we’re still making comics together to this day. Now that TOY itself is nearly complete, it spans 20 chapters, plus a prologue and epilogue. What once was a hobby has grown into a full-time profession for both of us, and we’ve been running our business together for over a decade.
We'll see you again soon with our next update!