Featured as part of Image’s new series for July in this month’s ‘Illuminations’, the graphic novella Wild Children is looked at in a little more detail this week.
Written by Ales Kot (Batman) and with art from Riley Rossmo (Cowboy Ninja Viking, Dark Wolverine, Debris), the tale involves a high school hostage situation that threatens to unfold its own reality.
Ales Kot: “Comics have tremendous transformative potential, and on top of that, they’re pure fun when done well. 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.”
Riley Rossmo: “For me, Wild Children is an experiment in cleanliness. 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.”
If you like the sound of this, make sure you get this preordered through our subscription service, or make sure you look out for it on the shelves of ACE Comics in July.