Everyone loves stories, but if there's one thing comics do perhaps better than any other medium, it's stories about stories. Whether it's Sandman, Fables or The Unwritten, there's something about that meta-textual hook that works so well in the medium.

One Week In The Library is a new original graphic novella from W. Maxwell Prince and John Amor that, through a variety of styles, tells seven stories across seven days, and Image Comics has provided us with a preview.

Set in the mysterious Library where every story ever is cataloged and available for perusal, One Week In The Library uses comics and other media to tell its stories, with the through-line of the lead character discovering something strange about the stories under his care.

Check out the preview below:






Here's the full press release from Image:

An original graphic novellafilled with enchanting stories come to life

Writer W. Maxwell Prince and artist John Amor (Judas: The Last Days) bring an original graphic novella, ONE WEEK IN THE LIBRARY, to Image Comics this December.

ONE WEEK IN THE LIBRARY is an experimental graphic novella which recounts a troublesome week in a magical Library via seven short stories—one for each day—that use comics, infographics, prose, and poetry to play with the graphic medium and explore the multivalent world of living narrative.

“Telling stories isn’t easy for me,” said W. Maxwell Prince. “I often find myself really interested in one thing, but then boring of that quickly and moving on to something completely different. This book allowed me to embrace that attention deficit while simultaneously building something with a solid center. The end result, I think, is really fun. It doesn’t move in the ways that comics usually do, but it’s still identifiably a comic book. Except for when it’s not, of course.”

Welcome to the Library. It’s here that every story ever written is catalogued and monitored by a single man, who’s begun to notice something strange: the books are rebelling.

ONE WEEK IN THE LIBRARY with cover art by Frazer Irving (Diamond Code SEP160780) will hit comic book stores on Wednesday, December 7th. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, October 24th.

ONE WEEK IN THE LIBRARY trade paperback (ISBN 978-1-5343-0022-4) can also be pre-ordered on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, and Indigo.