Eve – After the storm

All about Eve

My latest 240 page graphic novel Eve. It’s a beautiful book, a gorgeous print job, and hopefully you will enjoy it. Published in the UK in May 2021 and available in US and Canada bookshops from September 2023. It’s a story about a girl called Eve and a piece of political writing about the changing climate in the UK (a climate of political confusion, polarisation, and environmental emergency). The cast of the novel find themselves at the brink – the Eve of their destruction, perhaps. The eponymous Eve, our stroppy, independent shero, reluctantly comes of age in this strange new world.

Creative method

I used a combination of pencil drawings and digital drawing to create it and I’ve sampled colours from photographs of North Yorkshire – especially Ilkley Moor and Haworth Moor, where I love to go walking – so that it looks and feels like an adventure through a dark and brooding Northern landscape. I researched environmental catastrophes around the world, ingenious inventions other humans have produced to mitigate those disasters, and I followed various types of extremist political movements to imagine the situation Eve finds herself in. I also drew a map for the fold out front, which accurately reflects the imaginary town in a northern landscape full of ancient Nordic place names.

Get a copy

In the UK you can get a signed copy using my online shop here. Or you could get it from Leeds indie shop OK Comics, who have kindly made a unique signed book plate. Or any good bookstore. Try Foyles of London, Bristol and Birmingham or Waterstones, who have been supportive of my work in the past.

North America: Eve will be widely available from September 12th 2023. You can pre order at Barnes & Noble and I would appreciate this, as pre-orders are important to a books success.

Nice things people have said about Eve

‘The sickly quiet before the storm…big, imaginative and confrontational’ Strong Words Magazine

‘EVE’s gripping narrative and poetic, haunting imagery of a world sliding into dystopia has stayed with me.’ Moma.co.uk

‘As with all good speculative fiction, it predicts a set of circumstances that are rooted in reality so could easily happen, and often do’ Big Issue North

‘Is there going to be a sequel? Because I’m not happy with how it ended!’ My mate Julie, Packhorse Pub, 31st July, Leeds

‘It’s heartbreaking, it’s terrifying in places, there are moments of warmth and despair. It is, and I can’t stress enough, utterly extraordinary and the best thing I’ve read this year by a distance. Even if you’re not in to comics or sequential art in general just pick up a copy. It’s really something and it will definitely speak to you in a way nothing else has for me in a really long time. Essential.’ James Hudson, a reader.

‘Una has held up a chilling mirror for us, and leaves us with a choice – what kind of world will we make for ourselves?’ Jacky Fleming

Articles, videos, podcasts about Eve

You can read all about my process in this excellent interview all about Eve on Moma.uk

You can read an extensive interview with me in Issue 1391 of Big Issue North

You can watch a conversation with Dr Una Cormack at Portico Library on YouTube

Watch this video to get a sense of the book.

Una, reading the prologue from Eve, with images
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