Comic Archives

Welcome to the Mermaid Music comic archives! This page will help you skip to anywhere in the story  you would like to go without having to use those annoying buttons to find stuff in the middle of the story! I’ve tried to keep these clues from being spoilers, but allow you to find the place you left off (or a place you want to go back to).

Chapter One; in which Sami sets out to find her brother.
Page 1  — The journey begins
Page 2-3 — Double page spread; Sami arrives at Full Moon Bay
Page 4 — Sami begins her inquiries
Page 5 — A dead end and a helpful suggestion
Page 6 — A puzzling encounter
Page 7 — Sami is a bit touchy
Page 8 — Finding Aunt Root — a last resort!
Page 9 — Aunt Root lives up to her reputation
Page 10 — A familial reunion
Page 11 — Polite conversation and a much-needed hit of caffeine
Page 12 — Aunt Root’s suspicious flare
Page 13 — Sami reveals her motives
Page 14 — A surprising insight into the past
Page 15 — Things are not as they have always seemed
Page 16 — Family history
Page 17 — The true tragedy revealed
Page 18 — A mystery getting closer to home
Page 19 — Aunt Root has a plan
Page 20 — Sami gets a new wardrobe
Page 21 — Sliding down the Slippery Slope to the Sea
Page 22-23 — Double page spread; Sami is dreaming
Page 24 — Aunt Root earns her finder’s fee
Page 25 — Aunt Root’s sudden decision
Page 26 — An unexpected gift
Page 27 — Sami boards the Mermaid
Page 28 — …and is in trouble already
Page 29 — Sami takes refuge in usefulness
Page 30 — …and meets a very odd cook
Page 31 — Sami’s birthplace was a berth-place
Page 32 — An awkward moment
Page 33 — Soup’s on, just in time
Page 34— Excitement aloft
Page 35 — Good omens for fair sailing
Page 36 — Dolphins, and – what???

A Map of the Westwind Isles

Chapter Two: in which Sami goes to sea, mischief happens beneath the waves, and Aunt Root discovers she has made a mistake.
Page 37 — Caught between two worlds
Page 38 — Conversing at cross-porpoises
Page 39 — Of grog and mermaids
Page 40 —Tea and more nautical nonsense
Page 41 — A lesson in ship linguistics
Page 42 — Root arrives at Redwing House
Page 43 — A very relevant business meeting
Page 44 — Root is offered hazard pay
Page 45 — Root needs a fast horse
Page 46 — Back on The Mermaid, Sami meets the captain
Page 47 — Tea with Cap’n Willum
Page 48 — Root pays Domnik a surprise visit
Page 49 — Domnik jumps to conclusions
Page 50 — Root’s persuasion VS Domnik’s paranoia
Page 51 — It’s going to be a rough ride
Page 52 — Under the sea!
Page 53 — Introducing Gull, Whelk, and Chirikik
Page 54 — The lowly job of scavenger
Page 55 — Chirikik’s lofty philosophy can’t hold water
Page 56 — A party is planned on The Mermaid
Page 57 — Enough tea; time for some accounting!
Page 58 — Party time! Meet the crew!
Page 59 — Party crashers from the sea
Page 60 — Music and dancing
Page 61 — Sami takes a break with Maggie
Page 62 — Sami and Gull get a shock
Page 63 — Sami throws a ring
Page 64 — Maggie springs into action
Page 65 — Gull’s catch of the day
Page 66 — A looming shadow
Page 67 — Sami derails Bones-Jo’s sneer, for now
Page 68 — Maggie’s back aboard – with a prize

Bonus Art Page — Mercats! — just for fun

Page 69 — Bones-Jo just can’t take a compliment
Page 70 — Another shadowy figure – oh, it’s Cook!

Bonus Art Page — Thanksgiving Under the Sea  — (downloadable desktop image)

Page 71 — Bones-Jo’s crabbiness explained
Page 72 — What is wrong with farming?
Page 73 — Assumptions are the root of confusion
Page 74 — Time to call it a day
Page 75 — Gull is an annoying brother
Page 76 — Sami has a secret admirer
Page 77 — We’re in so much trouble
Page 78 — Chirikik takes charge
Page 79 — Whelk is on her own

Special short story — Root Redwing and the Thieves of Kettle Bay
Page 1 — Root arrives in Kettle Bay
Page 2 — Disappearing apples
Page 3 —  In the Kettle Bay café
Page 4 — An intruder
Page 5 — A wrestling match
Page 6 — Root takes a dive
Page 7 — Under the gruff exterior, a kind heart
Page 8 — A bedtime surprise

Chapter 3: in which people, hands, and fins chase after each other a lot and sometimes connect.
Page 80 — The farmer’s return to the sea
Page 81 — Conversation on the houseboat
Page 82 — Setting off on the Banshee with the Gabriel twins
Page 84 — The watcher

A Fable of the Merfolk — an origin story in three parts, posted on blog
comic page with links to blog posts