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.
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)
What Exactly IS the Sanity Circus??
The Sanity Circus (or SanCirc) is Tas’ longest running webcomic! They’ve been working on it since they were 19 so its certainly been around a little while clocking in at over 600 pages! There sure is a lot to get through. If you wanna bypass the rest of our chattery and jargon you can chop to reading it on its own website!
THE SANITY CIRCUS is about a girl named Attley who at once maybe lived a fairly normal life in a totally normal place like Sanity, only for things to fall apart one day. Suddenly her friend isn’t her friend anymore but a dark entity with a stitched up mouth folks are calling Scarecrow; shifters are real and one becomes her friend; while sentient instruments are looking to kill her left and right. Its nightmare after nightmare, but slowly the pieces start to come together, and it turns out Attley’s normal life is never going to be normal again.
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.
Just a few cool pages from this series!
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!