Hopeless Savages

Art by Christine Norrie

Art by Christine Norrie

Written by Jen Van Meter
Art by Christine Norrie, Chynna Clugston-Major, & Andi Watson

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There are few people in our lives who have as much influence on us as our mother and father, brothers and sisters. Family ties are the earliest ties that bind, setting the tone for the paths we will take in our future. So what if your father is Dirk Hopeless and your mother Nikki Savage, a superstar couple from the days of punk rock? When you’re born a rebel, what can you possibly do to make yourself stand apart?

For Rat Hopeless-Savage, the answer is to leave home and start a new life somewhere, become a normal citizen with a nine-to-five job. It’s going pretty well, too, until Dirk and Nikki are kidnapped, and suddenly the family Rat tried so hard to deny needs him more than ever. His siblings – sisters Arsenal and Zero, and brother Twitch – know the Rat of old is the only one who can find their parents, and they’re determined to make him trade his white-washed existence for the leather jacket and spiked hair of his youth. What follows is a madcap race against the clock, and a hilarious look at what happens when alternative lifestyles become the norm.

ISBN: 978-1-929998-75-3

Collects Hopeless Savages #1-4.

Hopeless Savages #1

Art by Andi Watson

Art by Andi Watson

August 2001

In which fifteen year-old Skank Zero Hopeless-Savage discovers her punk-legend parents have been kidnapped.
Panic! Anger! Guilt! More Anger!

Written by Jen Van Meter
Art by Christine Norrie & Chynna Clugston-Major
Cover by Andi Watson

Hopeless Savages #2

Art by Andi Watson

Art by Andi Watson

September 2001

In which Zero, sister Arsenal and brother Twitch attempt to bring their eldest brother Rat back from the land of the megacorporate shill, hoping he’ll be able to help them.
Music! Frustration! Bruce Lee! Teen Pop TV!

Written by Jen Van Meter
Art by Christine Norrie & Chynna Clugston-Major
Cover by Andi Watson

Hopeless Savages #3

Art by Andi Watson

Art by Andi Watson

October 2001

In which the kids meet up with a ponytailed music manager and his assistant who know more than they are letting on.
Secrets! Revelations! Comical violence! Nostalgia!

Written by Jen Van Meter
Art by Christine Norrie & Chynna Clugston-Major
Cover by Andi Watson

Hopeless Savages #4

Art by Andi Watson

Art by Andi Watson

November 2001

In which order is restored and justice served with some irony and no fatality, assuring us that this has indeed been a comedy.
Sentimentality! Fast Driving! Glossopoeisis! Flop sweat!

Written by Jen Van Meter
Art by Christine Norrie & Chynna Clugston-Major
Cover by Andi Watson

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