Thirsty Mermaids (2021)


Fresh out of shipwreck wine, three tipsy mermaids decide to magically masquerade as humans and sneak onto land to indulge in much more drinking and a whole lot of fun in the heart of a local seaside tourist trap. But the good times abruptly end the next morning as, through the haze of killer hangovers, the trio realizes they never actually learned how to break the spell, and are now stuck on land for the foreseeable future. Which means everything from: enlisting the aid of their I-know-we-just-met-can-we-crash-with-you bartender friend, struggling to make sense of the world around them, and even trying to get a job with no skill set…all while attempting to somehow return to the sea and making the most of their current situation with tenacity and camaraderie (especially if someone else is buying).

From: Simon & Schuster

Notes on This Title

A main character is shown to experience anxiety disorder. At one point, she is found almost drowned in a bathtub, and other characters wonder whether she has attempted suicide.

A bar fight is depicted, but violence is otherwise not prominently featured.


2022 Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Comics - Nominee
2022 Eisner Award for Best Humor Publication - Nominee


Starred Review “Each page vibrates with glowing colors, lending energy to Leyh’s already raucous (and bodily diverse) character designs; even the lettering feels full of life” (Source: Publishers Weekly)

“In this rollicking graphic novel, three fun-loving mermaids go in search of booze and—with a bit of magic and one another’s support—try their luck as landlubbers.” (Source: Kirkus Reviews)



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