The Bird is a digital comic produced by Finbar Mallon

The Bird is a hand-painted comic about schizophrenia, superheroes, and trapdoors that won't shut. There are three issues: You can click each page, scroll an entire comic, or download the comics to your device.

Issue One

The Secret of the Trapdoor

Issue Two

The Circus of Hate

Issue Three

Dinner Party

A note from the Author

When I was a kid, my Dad had a box of silver age Marvel comics that I read and reread ad nauseum. Later in my life I worked in a psychiatric hospital. This experience and other people with mental illness I have met has led me to believe that the media misrepresents schizophrenics pretty badly. This comic is a mix of those two elements: hopefully as fun and imaginative as the superhero comics of the silver age, but also grounded in the reality of day to day life with mental illness. With a little Lovecraftian horror-fantasy mixed in for good measure. Let me know what you think

Each issue is 24 pages long and is available here in full, if I get enough interest, i'll get it printed. If you are interested in buying a print version, email me at or through social media, and I will send out notifications when I'm ready to do a run of them.

You can read more about the comics here