Anasazi is a sort-of wordless comic by Mike McCubbins and Matt Bryan. It’s not completely silent, as it uses a vocabulary of 16 words throughout the book, though these are represented by small hieroglyphic icons, which are introduced over the story’s 16 chapters.

The story is set on an alien world, where two rival tribes struggle to live peacefully on either side of a fast-flowing river. Instead they fight, raid and generally behave badly. Until, that is, one side finds itself responsible for an orphan from the other.

Originally launched on Kickstarter, the book is now available direct from publisher Floating Head.

Written by: Mike McCubbins, Matt Bryan
Art by: Mike McCubbins, Matt Bryan
Publisher: Floating Head
First published: 2020