The Sanity Circus

The Sanity Circus is a webcomic following the misadventure of a girl who thought she was merely human living a normal average life only to find out that neither of these are true at all. This is a supernatural action adventure story with a sprinkle of fun antics.

Book Specs:
Author(s): Tas Mukanik
Published: Windy & Wallflower
Print: Le Caïus du Livre
Style: Full colour // Sequential
Size: 8 x 6 Inches
Content Warning: 13+ (violence, body horror, swearing)

Volume 1

Kickstarter, August 2017 // Released, January 2018
300 pages // ISBN: 978-1-7750872-0-5

Volume 1 consists of the first 10 chapters of the webcomic. It starts off the story following Attley, a seemingly average teenager with average teenaged struggles until she bumps straight into demons in the street, soon finds out her best friend is trying to take her away through shadowy demonic means and is introduced to a strange boy with feathered hair who can turn into a seagull? These serious upheavals in Attley’s life continue to culminate as her pursuers become more persistent, hunting her down even when she escapes to a local circus town.

Meet the Cast

The Sanity Circus has an eclectic cast of various creatures, including scarecrow based on phobias, instrumen who quite literally take the form of human and instruments and anything in-between, shifters who can change into an animal shape and many more.

Attley Grimshaw (she/her) is naive, reckless, and stubborn, but she’s also loyal and determined. Empathizing with others isn’t a strong suit for her, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t try. She’s now trying to find answers about the city and, more importantly, about herself.

Posey Morris (she/her) was Attley’s friend, but it turns out she had other motives. Although she looks like a young girl, she’s really one of the handful of Scarecrow that have returned to haunt the city. Just what does she want with Attley, though?

Steven Anton-Frans (he/him) is one of the instrumen: instruments that have been given life to become like humans, with abilities and weapons to defend the city–in this case, a flute. He is very, very proud of himself–maybe a bit more than he should be…

Fletch Gray (he/him) acts cold and distant, but the reality is deep down has a good heart. He uses magic to shift into a seagull, which he has done so much now that his hair has become feathers, and has seagull features on his face.

Sammy Talbot (he/him) is, like Posey, one of the Scarecrow–creatures that use fear to target and feed on humans. Although he’s very powerful, he is pretty naive, and often is the one going along with someone else’s plan rather than his own.

Nimbus Owens (he/him) is the heir to the city. After the death of the Director, he should be next in line but… he’s AWOL. Luth (they/them) is another instruman, this time a cello. They are very cunning but also might like the sound of their own voice too much. Bee (she/her) is a clown in Donovan Sparc’s Magical Circus, her sweet caring temper being enough to distract from the magical mishap that left her body disjointed.

Donovan Sparc, Tedley King, Miss Rios

Sparc is an ex-shifter who runs the well-known Donovan Sparc’s Magical Circus. It seems, though, he has a little more to his backstory. Dr. Tedley King is a man who has ties all the way up to the Director, but perhaps has his hands in much more. Rios is the head of the Nameless Organization, an underground group that handles all things magic. She’s a little flighty and her curiosity usually gets the better of her.

Where to Read This

The Sanity Circus is a long-time running webcomic (8 years), most of which you can read online for free!

Otherwise, The Sanity Circus has also been available in print and both the comic itself (and assorted merchandise) can be purchased on our shop.

Other Print Iterations

Because we are self-pub and this is a story that has been running since 2014, The Sanity Circus has had a few different print runs.