The Three Rooms in Valerie’s Head by David Gaffney and Dan Berry
Trade Paperback – Top Shelf – Jan 2018 – 120 pages
British comedy blended with universal regret, this darkly funny graphic novel, using surreal yet beautiful visions, explores the ways we remain haunted by our ex-lovers.
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 and 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?