“There is nothing more powerful than this attraction towards an abyss.”
—Jules Verne

Mare Internum is an award-winning online science fiction graphic novel about the isolated inhabitants of the planet Mars, and the ability of life to persist through darkness.

This comic is brought to you by support from its loyal readers and Patrons. It currently updates 1-2 times a week, and will remain free to read until its completion in Nov 2019.

You can start reading here.

Descende, audax viator!

Content warning: please note that this comic contains material that may be disturbing to sensitive viewers, including depictions of mental illness and abuse. All content has been thoroughly researched beforehand and will never be utilized for shock value.

Der-shing Helmer is a science-fantasy and educational comic artist living in the San Diego area. She has a formal background in biology and education, and an informal one in art. She is also the author of another online comic, The Meek, and has additional works in print or development. Thanks for reading!

Der-shing’s work is represented by Jen Linnan. For Der-shing’s portfolio or direct contact, please visit www.shingworks.com