Cancertown, coming early 2009 from Insomnia Publications, is the first creator owned original graphic novel from Cy "Starship Troopers" Dethan. Art on this monstrosity is provided by Stephen Downey, who’s an important discovery for Insomnia and Colours are by Cages artist Melanie Cook and Letters are by Nic Wilkinson.Cy Dethan says:
"Okay, so get this: Vincent Morley is a barely functional former mental patient with an inoperable tumour nestling in his brain. See that? That’s our hero. Morley suffers from a rare mental disorder that causes him to believe a number of unlikely things about himself and his relationship to his environment. Chief among these delusions is the idea that he has the ability to step out of reality and into a monstrous alternate world he calls Cancertown.
Now, that’s all very well as a personal, private little Hell – but when normal people start tripping over the cracks in reality and falling into Cancertown, Morley decides that his role in life is to find them and ferry them back out again.
Unfortunately for all concerned, there are other forces at work in Cancertown, and not all of them understand or appreciate what Morley’s trying to do..."
- Read the first chapter of Cancertown for free online
- Visit the Cancertown Gallery for preview art
- See Concept Sketches and Character Profiles for the main Cancertown Characters
- Listen to the Geek Syndicate interview with Cy, Stephen and Crawford at the Bristol Comics Show 2008
Please contact Nic Wilkinson, Creative Director, at nichola[at]insomniapublications.com for further details, review copies or requests for interviews with the creative team.