A beguiling wordless fable, and a hymn to the natural world – from one of the finest British graphic novelists at work today
A girl, a boy and a deserted reservoir.
Cormorance is a story of fear, bravery and the redemptive force of connecting with the natural world. A wordless, purely visual story, it is – like any work by the award-winning Nick Hayes – a book of the utmost beauty, and a wonder to hold in your hand.
“This beautiful book is a reminder that hope can nest in unexpected surroundings.”
James Smart, Guardian
“[The] master of the long-form comics… This is a picture book of an odd and eerie beauty.”
National Geographic Traveler
“[It] makes an eloquent case for what comics can say by refusing to say anything, at least with language… Obviously beautiful… The story is elegantly expressed by the form… I can’t think of many non-graphic novels published this year that match the emotional force and formal deftness of [Cormorance].”
James Kidd, Literary Review
“Fantastic… A bereavement for a child must be utterly devastating, confusing and forever haunting, and I think Nick approaches this subject in a very clever and thoughtful way… The momentum pulls you through the narrative, leading you to fantastic pull-out spreads of natural wonder.”
Matt Sewell, Birdwatch