The visionary publisher who took the book on is Henry Layte and is his imprint Propolis based at The Book Hive in Norwich. They launch the book this Friday 23rd September at Daunt bookshop London.
Check this review from Eimear McBride , Author of “A girl is a Half-Formed Thing”
Right from the start I found it completely gripping. Beautiful and horrifying… The human story had me at its beck and call the whole way through – utterly extraordinary. The evocation of that very particular loneliness irrelevant children feel was almost unbearable: Congratulations to Nicky Loutit for making work out of the terrible.
So from the southern tip of this island ( Cornwall) over to it’s eastern edge ( Norfolk) this exceptionally beautiful graphic novel is sees the light in London! and on sale now from Propolis
Propolis, in many ways like the less established InterAnima , specialise in idiosyncratic works which may not be able to find a home in the more commercially driven market. Cheers to Henry Layte for taking another risk that worked , Nicky for writing /painting such a profoundly moving and brave book and last but not least lucy Kerr a Graduate from the MA in Authorial illustration who InterAnima employed on the graduate placement. She worked with the sensitivity , creativity and diligence necessary for such a project . We look forward to working with her again on Nicky next book.