You are invited to the launch of a new graphic novel by David Gaffney and Dan Berry
The Three Rooms in Valerie's Head
Thursday 22 February 2018
7 - 9.00
Falling in love is easy.
But it’s not the fall that kills you.
The Three Rooms In Valerie's head is a dark comedy about love, loneliness, accumulating baggage, and letting go.
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 peculiar, funny, and sometimes disturbing short tales about inept lovers, weird obsessions, and socially malfunctioning men who repeatedly fail to build a relationship with poor Valerie.
Apart from Stanley.
Stanley was special.
Could he be the one to save her?
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
“Exquisitely structured for maximum satisfaction and laugh-out-loud comedy… Dan Berry’s cartooning is delicious.” — Page 45
"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,