The circus has come to Dusty Gulch, Kentucky, and children are vanishing. A body count of parents and caretakers skyrockets in the wake of these disappearances, as does the roll of dead victimizers of children – those known to abuse and neglect. Panic grips the townspeople, and reports of clowns at the abduction sites lead a few desperate citizens to the circus for answers. Led by a retired rodeo clown with more than a few tricks up his sleeve, these unlikely defenders include a down-and-out single mom and her daughter, a reformed alcoholic who lost custody of his own children, and a moonlighting birthday party buffoon with a quickly dwindling customer base. They must conquer a primal fear of clowns in order to live long enough to learn a way to stop them and to answer the question: Are the imbalanced clowns simply face-painted monsters wantonly murdering for their own amusement, or are they nightmare-spawned avengers of wronged and innocent children?
This is the story of Clown Town, a 124-page graphic novel of clown horror written by Kevin LaPorte (Roadkill du Jour) with full art by Amanda Rachels (Flesh of White; Arcana Studios’ The Book). Although currently out-of-print, Clown Town is available digitally on comiXology.com!