Hopeless Savages: Break, written by original series creator Jen Van Meter, illustrated by Meredith McClaren (Hinges) and featuring art by original series artist Christine Norrie coming August 12th. Full info below.
PORTLAND, OR March 20th, 2015 – Oni Press, Portland’s premier independent comic book publisher, announced today
Hopeless Savages: Break, a new chapter in the Hopeless Savages story, by
original series creator Jen Van Meter and artist Meredith McClaren
(Hinges), featuring art by original series artist Christine Norrie.
Hopeless Savages: Break will release on August 12th, 2015.
Hopeless Savages: Break continues the story of fan favorite protagonist
Zero and her punk rock family. Zero finds herself in college and
thoroughly hating it, though an upcoming tour with her band The Dusted
Bunnies promises to rejuvenate her spirits. A rival band threatens to
end the tour early, and without her family, Zero is in no position to
fight back. Meanwhile, the rest of the Hopeless-Savages are dealing with
their own problems, including babies, contracts and drug addictions. If
there’s one family who can pull it all off, it’s this one.
“The first Hopeless-Savages story came out in 2000,” Jen Van Meter
notes. “Fifteen years! And for every one of them, I’ve been so grateful
for the support of Oni Press and the work of every one of the many
amazing artists who’ve helped me bring this family to life. It took a
really, really long time to write Break—largely for personal reasons; I
was growing up along with the characters, and I felt a disconnect I
couldn’t articulate. When James Lucas Jones—doing what a great editor
does—suggested I run toward that, I finally found the emotional center
for this story; then Meredith McClaren came aboard and brought beautiful
storytelling, great instincts about the characters, and a wonderful
sense of humor, making everything I wrote a thousand times better. The
icing on the cake, for me, was when Christine Norrie was able to make
time to do the flashback sequences; she’s been with me, Zero, Twitch and
the rest of the family since the beginning, and I’m thrilled she was
able to continue on this strange road trip with us.”