New years day is black

InterAnima are overjoyed to announce the publication of New years day is Black . We  helped  Nicky Loutit turn her extraordinary manuscript into a format ready to approach to  publishers

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”

InterAnima first impact on publishingRight 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.

Eimear McBride  


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.

For now support a wonderful publisher Propolis &  Nicky Loutit by sharing this news and buying a copy of  the first edition.  But buy straight from Propolis not from Amazon!