A whimsical dark fantasy retelling of “The Little Mermaid,” The Sea in You upends everything you thought you knew about magical creatures of the deep, on a whirlwind journey to a whole new world you’ve only dreamed of before!

The Sea in You: Now Available for Pre-Order!

by Iron Circus Comics

  • $10,000.00

    Funding Goal
  • $10,917.00

    Funds Raised
  • 10

    Days to go
Raised Percent :
109%
Chicago, IL, United States (US)

Campaign Story

15-year-old Corinth was just trying to clean up the beach; she never expected to meet a mermaid, let alone be nearly drowned by one. 

But a storm is brewing— both at sea, and in Corinth’s increasingly dangerous relationship with her obsessively jealous boyfriend— and a magical bargain may be the only thing that can save her, at a tremendous cost.

After Skylla, the deadly fanged mermaid, mysteriously lets Corinth live, they grow closer through a cautious exchange of stories, gifts, jokes, and sign language. Bewitched by Corinth and their growing bond, Skylla learns about all the best things in life on land: books, burgers, donuts… and this strange, chattering, human sound called laughter.

A whimsical, dark fantasy retelling of The Little Mermaid, The Sea in You upends everything you thought you knew about magical creatures of the deep, on a whirlwind journey to a whole new world you’ve only dreamed of before!

 

We’re aiming for a January 2023 release date. Please check out the Updates tab on our project as funding progresses for additional news and announcements!

 

Here are a few things the critics have had to say about The Sea in You!

“Fun, sweet, and involving a whole lot of burgers.” — BOOK RIOT

“You read it page by page, or image by image, because you want to spend time with Sheron and her characters, just as Skylla and Cointh want to spend time with each other.” — THE COMICS JOURNAL

“Filled with promise and a tantalizing narrative.” — MONKEYS FIGHTING ROBOTS

 

Back our independent crowdfund with confidence! This is Iron Circus Comics’ thirty-fourth crowdfunding project. Thirty-one of our previous projects have been fulfilled and completed, and the others are currently in process of being fulfilled by Easyship and White Squirrel. This ain’t our first rodeo!

 

Jessi Sheron is an illustrator and comic book artist. She has illustrated Monster High and Ever After High books for Little Brown, and Princeless for Action Lab Comics.

 

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Promotional video created by the team at mooco.tv.

All art by Jessi Sheron.

Rewards

$8.00

The full graphic novel "The Sea in You" in DRM-free, PDF format!

January, 2023

Estimated Delivery
114 backers

$15.00

A physical, softcover copy of "The Sea in You" and a free "The Sea in You" ebook in DRM-free PDF format!

January, 2023

Estimated Delivery
667 backers