Sanna: Goddess of the Sea

It's the stuff of Inuit Legend!
Ryan Nicol
2 Team Members


My name is Ryan, and I would like to share with you a short comic book project I've been working on over the last year. It's based on the Inuit legend Sedna, or alternatively named Sanna: Goddess of the Sea. The story is a coming-of-age tale about a young Inuit woman who refuses to marry a mysterious suitor and her journey of personal and physical transformation.

This project is important to me because it is my first serious attempt at crafting a story through the medium of comics. I think it is especially important to Canada and the world that this aboriginal story be shared. My art directors have helped me through the hardest part of the process; visual development, layout, pacing, and penciling. Now I hope that you will back me for adding the inks, colors, and text. If you can help meet our financial goal you will help in bringing this project full-circle. Please check out the comic in the gallery.

What We Need & The Impact

The money raised will allow me to focus on the project full-time. I feel a project like this deserves a focused momentum that will allow for my attention to detail. Every backer who contributes $5 and above will recieve a PDF digital copy of the 6 page full-color comic. Plus, for those that dig a bit deeper there is another side project that will add to the campaign to showcase the characters outside of their panels; a digital painting of each of the main characters as wallpapers, greeting cards, and prints would really illustrate how mythic they are! These 6 double-page spreads will also be featured in the comic. Overall I think the impact of the project will be positive and will encourage learning about the Inuit culture, reading, drawing, and making comics.

Stretch Goals:

I don't want to get too far ahead of myself, but I have to be open to the possibility of raising more than I am asking for. A couple of ideas floating around my head are enhancing the printed goods with holographic foil stamping to highlight the supernatural aspects of these characters. I am also interested in animating this comic book so that the panels move and provide an interactive experience.

  • $2000 - Holographic Foil Stamping on Printed Goods

  • $3000 - Interactive Motion Comic

Other Ways You Can Help

Help getting the word out is as easy as hitting the share buttons and liking our Facebook Page. Don't forget to invite all of your friends too! I'm sure they would love to hear about it. Thank you for visiting our campaign and we appreciate your support.

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raised by 4 people in 1 month
19% funded
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$875 USD goal
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This campaign ended on August 7, 2013
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  • $5USD
    Digital Copy + Wallpapers

    A PDF digital copy of the comic and digital 11x17 and 16x9 wallpapers featuring full-color dynamic poses of the 6 main characters that I paint digitally. The characters are Sanna, Sanna's Father, Raven, Polar Bear Shaman, Walrus Shaman, and the Goddess. Images are high DPI for personal printing.

    1 claimed

  • $15USD
    3 Cards + PDF + Wallpapers

    3 greeting cards featuring the characters Sanna, Sanna's Father, and Raven. Plus all digital 11x17 and 16x9 wallpapers featuring full-color dynamic poses of the 6 main characters that I paint digitally. Plus a PDF digital copy of the comic.

    1 claimed

  • $25USD
    6 Cards + Signed PDF + WP

    All 6 main character greeting cards, plus digital 11x17 and 16x9 wallpapers. These greeting cards and wallpapers feature full-color dynamic poses of the main characters that I paint digitally. Plus a dedicated digital copy of the PDF Comic with my autograph and message to the backer on the title page.

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  • $50USD
    Printed Goods

    12 greeting cards (2 Sets), 6 Character Prints, and a signed physical copy of the comic. Plus digital wallpapers + PDF

    2 claimed

  • $200USD

    A miniature Inukshuk statue carved with soapstone. Plus 'Printed Goods' perk.

    0 out of 1 claimed

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