After a long hiatus, get ready for new "Hopeless Savages." Oni Press announced Monday a new volume is set to debut in August, "Hopeless Savages: Break" -- from series writer Jen Van Meter, artist Meredith McClaren and original "Hopeless Savages" artist Christine Norrie, who will illustrate the story's flashback sequences.
"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," Van Meter said in Oni's announcement. "When [Oni Press Editor-in-Chief] 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."
Here's the official description of "Break": "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."
"Hopeless Savages" debuted at Oni Press in 2000, with two subsequent miniseries ("Ground Zero" and "Too Much Hopeless Savages!") and 2005 one-shot "Hopeless Savages: B-Sides: The Origin of the Dusted Bunnies" following. "Hopeless Savages: Break" is scheduled for release on Aug. 12, 2015.