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“Too Much Hopeless Savages” trade coming in August

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“Too Much Hopeless Savages” trade coming in August

Official Press Release

Oni Press is pleased to announce the August release of the long-awaited
trade paperback collection of the third HOPELESS SAVAGES series – TOO MUCH
HOPELESS SAVAGES. Written by Jen Van Meter (CINNAMON: EL CICLO) and
illustrated by Christine Norrie (CHEAT) and Ross Campbell (SPOOKED), the
story takes the Hopeless-Savage clan to Hong Kong, where they get caught
up in a plot of Hitchcockian proportions. The four issues also feature
contributions from BLUE MONDAY’s Chynna Clugston-Major and legendary
letterer Tom Orzechowski.

“When you’ve reached the third installment in a franchise, you’ve got to
go big!” Oni Press managing editor Randal C Jarrell said. “Jen Van Meter
did just that, putting her family of characters on a plane to another part
of the world and dropping them feet first into a tangled web of
international intrigue. Good cops, shady British spies, dastardly
criminals–Arsenal isn’t nearly prepared for what she’s going to get into
when she signs on for an intercontinental king-fu tournament. Before it’s
all done, she’s going to meet up with an old nemesis, and she may discover
that she’s pregnant to boot. It really could be too much for one girl to
take, so thank goodness she’s got a lot of familial support!”

“Everyone who works on this book ends up being a part of our creative
family,” Van Meter added. “It could almost be a party game: ‘Which
Hopeless-Savage Are You?’ There’s a lot of Arsenal in Christine, who
doesn’t really take any junk from anybody, and Ross is like our
incorrigible Zero, endlessly creative and hard to contain. They both
really get the whirlwind nature of this kind of story, and they make it
look like a breeze to pull off.”

In addition to the story, Christine Norrie will be opening her sketchbook
to give us a peek at some of the warm-up designs for the book. She will
also collaborate with Van Meter on a new introduction.

“The collection of TOO MUCH HOPELESS SAVAGES is the end of a long
journey,” Jarrell concluded, “but also the beginning of a new one. It took
us a while to get here, as our patient fans know, but now that the cycle
on series 3 is completed, it has opened the playground up to a whole new
set of possibilities. Across the three books, Jen and her collaborators
have shown that anything goes-that they can tell any kind of story they
want as long as the family is at its center. It’s only going to get more
fun from here.”

TOO MUCH HOPELESS SAVAGES is a 120-page trade paperback presented at 5.5″
X 8″. It features a new color cover by Christine Norrie and Guy Major and
will be priced at $11.95, ISBN: 1-929998-85-6. Expect the book in stores
on August 18, 2004. It will be designed to match the first 2 volumes of
the series, HOPELESS SAVAGES and HOPELESS SAVAGES: GROUND ZERO, recently
re-released with new covers to create a consistent look to the HOPELESS
SAVAGES library.

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