Dark Town

Dark Town  is a comic book by Canadian cartoonist Kaja Blackley . It was illustrated by Vanessa Chong and published by Mad Monkey Press .


A man, Jacques De Bergerac, is in a coma after being in a car accident. He finds himself in Dark Town, where the land is dominated by strange living, breathing puppets and marionettes with button eyes.

The Lords of Dark Town is trying to kill Jacques, and uses his body in the real world as a vessel for an agent of Dark Town. There’s only one problem: Jacques’ imagination. He carries with him always, in a red suitcase. It protects the city from the horrors of Dark Town.

Meanwhile, In the real world, Jacques’ wife decides to take him out of life support. Jacques now only has 12 hours to live. Back in Dark Town, Jacques encounters Death , who tells us about his time limit, and tells him how to escape Dark Town. The book ends on a cliff-hanger, as Jacques is captured by a knight after wandering onto a chessboard .

Movie adaptation

Dark Town  was the basis for the movie  Monkeybone  .  [1]


Dark Town  was originally intended for miniseries. However, only the first part of the story was ever published.


  1. Jump up^  http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0085718/


  • Dark Town  at the DB Comic Book

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