Top Shelf have announced a new original graphic novel landing in January, The Three Rooms in Valerie’s Head. British creators on the project include “ultra-short fiction writer” David Gaffney and comic artist Dan Berry in their first collaboration.
The Three Rooms in Valerie’s Head is a “dark comedy about relationships, memory, loneliness and obsession”, according to Top Shelf.
Valerie has a rich interior life. Serially unlucky in love, to feel better she imagines that her previous boyfriends are dead and that their bodies are kept downstairs in the cellar in a strange, mummified state. Every day she brings them upstairs and speaks with them about what went wrong.
What follows is a series of short tales about “inept lovers, weird obsessions, and socially malfunctioning men” who fail out of relationships with Valerie. Except for Stanley, who might have been “special”.
Check out a preview of this poignant new OGN:
The Three Rooms in Valerie’s Head is a full-color softcover graphic novel with French flaps, 9.5″ x 6.5″ (landscape format), 120 pages.