Dan Berry & David Gaffney

September 2021

Top Shelf Productions.

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″)

Cleverly written, great characters, all brought vigorously to life by Dan Berry’s ebullient artwork.

The Three Rooms In Valerie's Head

Dan Berry & David Gaffney

September 2017

Top Shelf Productions

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?

The Three Rooms in Valerie’s Head is a dark comedy about relationships, memory, loneliness and obsession and is the first collaboration between ultra-short fiction writer David Gaffney and comic artist Dan Berry. — a 120-page full-color softcover graphic novel with French flaps, 9.5″ x 6.5″ (landscape)

What we have here is a collection of witty, poetic, mischievous, flash fictions woven together with the device of Valerie’s exes... Berry’s a master cartoonist, adept at conveying movement and physical expression... it’s packed with wit and artistry.

24 By 7

Dan Berry, Sarah McIntyre, Joe Decie, Kristyna Baczynski, Fumio Obata, Jack Teagle and Warwick Johnson-Cadwell, edited by Dan Berry

May 2015

Fanfare Presents

On the 16th October, 2014, seven artists entered a room together as part of The Lakes International Comic Art Festival to each draw a comic story.

By the evening of the following day, the stories were all drawn and boxes of comics were being picked up from the printers.

This book collects those stories.

My favourite memory...the true heart of the festival for me.

The Suitcase

Dan Berry

December 2012

Blank Slate Books

When an elderly woman tasked with looking after her neighbours’ pets for the week returns to find the family dog has passed away, she’s faced with a major problem. Unable to drive – and with her deranged neighbour offering no help whatsoever – how on Earth can she get Cruncher’s body across town to the vet’s to take care of before the family returns? And then she has an idea….

And so the journey of the suitcase and its strange contents begins.

In his debut graphic novel, Dan Berry uncovers the delirium that lurks beneath suburban life. Told across three interlocking tales of woe, we are taken on a tour through a world of dead pets, kindly neighbours, petty thieves, desperate men and people on the edge of sanity.

Independent Books

The Bones

Investigating the human remains I found when I was 17 years old.

Just Keep Paddling

An adventure comic about kayaking down the River Severn.

Carry Me

A wordless comic about life and death.

Nicholas & Edith

A mysterious island calls out to young lovers. a 24h comic drawn in 2014

Dick Rivets

A private investigator is confounded by the repeated exposure of someone's bare upper rear thighs.

Cat Island

A 24 hour comic about a young family and their cat.

What Dan Drew In The Shadows

What happens when you don't want to follow inktober prompts.

The End

Mysterious numbers start counting down to our inevitable doom.

I'm On A Boat

Dan goes to The Netherlands to teach on a boat and then quits his job. Tale as old as time.

After We Shot The Grizzly

After the airship crashed, after we lost the compass, after the radio went dead.

Hourly Comics

A day at work and some messy kids.

Hourly Comics

Pizza and absolutely no stabbing.

Hourly Comics

It didn't snow and I didn't injure myself.

Hourly Comics

A long day at work struggling to send an email and not fall down the stairs.

Hourly Comics 

Caffeine, Cats, Car Crashes and Children.

Hourly Comics

A day on the couch feeling sorry for myself.

Hourly Comics

Travel, Pizza and reptiles.

Squirrel Mode

Unpleasant cats try to make the day difficult.

Hourly Comics 

Save your work regularly, folks. Ludlowfundogday.

Hourly Comics 

Just one of those days where you don't get to sit down.