Written by Ales Kot (Batman) and drawn by a long-standing Image creator Riley Rossmo (Cowboy Ninja Viking, Dark Wolverine, Debris), WILD CHILDREN, a new graphic novella from Image Comics in July, explores an explosive high school hostage situation that threatens to unfold its own reality like a cheap origami.
“Comics have tremendous transformative potential, and on top of that, they’re pure fun when done well,” said writer Kot. “This comic is the equivalent of a six-track pop EP — and if we’ve done our jobs well, Wild Children will be the weird pop EP you’ll find yourself coming back to again and again.”
Rossmo’s distinctive art style is significantly altered from its usual look to better fit the storytelling demands of WILD CHILDREN’. “For me, Wild Children is an experiment in cleanliness,” said Rossmo. “My work is usually dirty, scratchy, messy – but here I wanted to try a style I had only used in some of the editorial work I’d done. All line, no spotted blacks.”
WILD CHILDREN is a self-contained 64-page paperback graphic novella. It will be available for pre-order in comic book stores in the May issue of Previews and on shelves on July 11.