"One hundred and fifty words by Gaffney are more worthwhile than novels by a good many others"
"David Gaffney is, I think, one of very few contemporary British Writers who have mastered the very short form" Nicholas Royle, Best British Short Stories
Rivers, David's new graphic novel with Dan Berry is out now. Here's some early review quotes:
"A tapestry of individual stories, one that weaves together all the individual subplots and characters, eventually binding them tighter and tighter. A touching adventure, with twists and thoughtful sidebars." Fanboy Factor
"A soulful ensemble piece" Publishers Weekly
"clever, profound, whimsical, and altogether real. It’s the perfect antidote for our 5G world and perfect reading for lovers of storytelling, the comic book art form and each other." Biff Bam Pop
"Rivers is a story that melds science fiction and slice of life into a beautiful tale. The story by Gaffney is heartfelt and relatable. The art by Berry is gorgeous. Altogether, an excellent story that understands the need for human connection." Graphic Policy
Get your copy here
David's new novel Out Of The Dark is due out in 2021 on Confingo. Watch this space for more news.
David's new graphic novel with Dan Berry, Rivers, is out in August 2021 with Top Shelf
David has just recorded a podcast with a great writer called Carmen Marcus. It's about how they were both brought up at either ends of the A66 - David in west Cumbria, Marcus in Redcar - and how semi-industrial semi-rural remote areas like this affect your writing.
You can listen to it here
David and Dan Berry's graphic novel The Three Rooms In Valerie's Head is being developed for TV by Wall To Wall productions, part of Warner Brothers. The writers, Henrietta and Jessica Ashworth worked on Fleabag and Killing Eve.
The Three Rooms In Valerie's Head written with illustrator Dan Berry is out now with Top Shelf.
Funny, poignant, surreal and still warmly emotional and human — a delight to read." — Forbidden Planet
"Funny and weird... Valerie exhumes her love life by hanging out with all of the guys that didn’t work out, and the one that might still." — Barnes & Noble, Best Comics of February 2018
"strangely funny, and intensely quirky….dealing with issues of loneliness and isolation, relationships, and memory, it all builds up to something that synthesizes art and ideas, telling of a life in one woman’s head, seemingly trapped in the mistakes of the past." Comicon
"A darkly beautiful meditation on obsession & memory" Richard Bruton
David's novel All The Places I've Ever Lived came out in 2017 on Urbane - see here
Check out David's article for The Guardian on writing flash fiction here.
"Great read, these twisted wee tales"
Johnny Vegas - more here...
Johnny Vegas - more here...