Monday, May 4, 2009

Alright...I'm a lazy blogger!!! But I've been wanting to tell the whole 2 of you that read this Blog about Cancertown!!! The only problem is I know the Writing is superb and the Art brilliant ....but how do you describe a thing so unique? I could'nt do it the justice it deserved .....So I asked for the press release!!! LOL Strait from the Spider Minkey's desk!!!!! :)


When the multi-Eisner award winning creator of the first British
Graphic Novel, Bryan Talbot, reads the first ever creator-owned work
from a new creative team and says:

"We're seeing here the first outing of creators who will make their
mark on the future comic industry.

Cancertown will disorientate you, suck you in, chew you up and spit
you out and you might well be in need of a change of underwear by the

Don't say I didn't warn you."

It's time to sit up and take notice.

Cancertown is the story of Vince Morley, a man with big problems and a
brain tumour like a baby's fist, who lives with one foot in a
monstrous alternate world he calls Cancertown. When the lost and
dispossessed of London start tripping over the same cracks in reality
he spends his life avoiding, Morley realises he must confront the
residents of Cancertown - and risk finding his place among them.

The book is the first creator-owned title by Cy Dethan, writer of the
Starship Troopers series of comics, from Edinburgh-based Insomnia
Publications, tipped as ?ones to watch? in the Forbidden Planet blog?s
?Best of the year 2008? roundup.

?Unusually for a book from an independent publisher we have had to
increase the initial print run by 50% based on pre-orders alone? says
Crawford Coutts, Managing Director of Insomnia.

Cancertown is the second title to be released this year by the
publishing company which now is now working with over 100 creators,
many of whom have worked for Marvel, DC, 2000AD, Image, DC Thomson &
Co. Ltd. Heavy Metal, ImagineFX, IDW, Caliber Comics and Sony Computer
Entertainment Europe.

?The buzz surrounding the launch is incredible? continues Crawford,
?and credit is due to all the other Insomnia creators who have been
doing a fantastic job promoting each other's work around the web, on
twitter, at events etc. This mutual support by creators is exactly
what we were aiming for when Insomnia was founded. The results of this
have been unbelievable and will only get stronger as we grow.?

Cancertown will be launched at the renowned Bristol International
Comics Expo on 9th May 2009. Cy Dethan, creator and writer and Stephen
Downey, artist, will be at the Insomnia stand at the SPExpo to talk
about the book, sign copies, and sketch characters

?Insomnia?s books are aimed at older teen and adult readers. With each
of our products we look to publish something which is unusual,
literate and thought provoking and Cancertown succeeds in meeting all
three dead on.? Crawford Coutts, Managing Director.

Visitors to the show will be able to get the 176 page, full colour
book at the special price of £10.

Insomnia Publications will release six titles in 2009 and has more
than twenty further titles already in development by international
creative teams, scheduled for release over the next two years.

Useful links:

More About Cancertown:

Order from Amazon:

Free Chapter one preview:

Insomnia Publications:

Also there is a great interview with Crawford just gone up where he
talks about his vision and his plans for the company if you are
interested to read it:

1 comment:

Stephen Downey said...

Thanks for the plug :)

Whats the Battletech project below? Lovely headshots.