By David Gaffney & Dan Berry. Published by Top Shelf.
Softcover, 176 pages, Colour, 2021
"Cleverly written, great characters, all brought vigorously to life by Dan Berry’s ebullient artwork."
—Glyn Dillon, author of The Nao of Brown, artist/designer for Star Wars films
"Multilayered, thoughtful, funny and strange — David and Dan try everything in this book, pulling together disparate threads into a glorious, messy whole."
—John Allison, author of Giant Days, Bad Machinery, and Steeple
Three ordinary weirdos, one recurring dream. The acclaimed minds behind The Three Rooms in Valerie’s Head return with a whimsical and ambitious portrait of human connection in the age of digital fragmentation.
You meet the strangest people on the internet.
Gideon is a lonely I.T. developer, obsessed by a comic book from childhood called Revenge of the Ghoulors, and secretly in love with his co-worker Lisa. Heidi works at home in her pyjamas, makes a lot of soup, and wishes she had time for friends. Peter is a 56-year-old divorcee who delivers classic cars, has a built-in toaster, and thinks a lot about the past.
These three people seem unconnected, yet they share something — they each have the same recurring dream. And when a new web service is introduced that helps people share their dreams, what will happen when the three of them find out about each other? Just what is it that links these three lonely souls?
Nimbly weaving together multiple storylines (including extracts from Gideon’s comic book, Revenge of the Ghoulors), Dan Berry and David Gaffney present Rivers: a quirky examination of how events from the past can bind people together forever, and a surprising reunion between people who’ve never met. -- a 176-page, full-color softcover graphic novel with 3” French flaps (8" x 9.75")