Image Comics' Wild Children Breaks into Top Ten

Wild Children may be a debut novella by Alex Kot and Riley Rossmo, but that doesn't mean it isn't good enough to be awesome. Since its release on July 15, the book was one of the Top Ten Graphic Novels of July, according to Diamond Comics sales figures. Not only that, but it's being heavily touted by quite a few outlets.

The book takes a look at violence, fiction, art and perception, all through the eyes of bright high school students who have taken their teachers hostage. It's kind of a big deal from a sequential art perspective, with colors by Clayton Cowles that make it even awesomer.

Full press release below.
WILD CHILDREN explores violence, perception

WILD CHILDREN, the debut graphic novella by Ales Kot and Riley Rossmo (GREEN WAKE, REBEL BLOOD, DEBRIS), released on July 15, was one of the Top Ten Graphic Novels of July, according to Diamond Comics sales figures. Such a strong showing by a new writer is a notable feat in itself, but the WILD CHILDREN has also been garnering stellar reviews from all corner of the critical world, from USA Today to The A.V. Club to author and social theorist David Rushkoff, as well as major comic book media sites.

A WILD CHILDREN is exploration of violence, fiction, art, and perception, set in a high school where a group of the brightest students have taken their teachers hostage. With intriguing dialogue, striking character designs, and vibrant art colored by Clayton Cowles, WILD CHILDREN is as much a meditation on the sequential art form as a unique example of that medium's potential.

"An immersive and dangerous drama that asks its audience not only to question the motives and actions of its characters, but also of themselves. Kot and Rossmo aim to hold a reader's attention, opting for brilliant storytelling instead of firearms like their rebellious youth."

"Unsettling and provocative... one of the most impressive comic book debuts in recent memory."
    - The A.V. CLUB

"Wild Children reveals the black hole at the center of consensus reality. An artful act of intellectual terrorism that leaves you hopeful instead of dead."
    - Douglas Rushkoff, author of Life, Inc. and Program or Be Programmed

"Absolutely transcendental."
    - iFanboy

WILD CHILDREN's writer, Ales Kot, will be debuting a new mini-series, CHANGE, with art by Morgan Jeske in December. WILD CHILDREN (ISBN 978-1-60706-581-4) is available in comic book stores and bookstores now.


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