There’s no better arse-kicking heroine than Tank Girl – the icon of my twenties, the rebel streak of my thirties and now a professional contact of my forties (ain’t life surreal!). Yes, Alan Martin and Rufus Dayglo, unaccompanied by kangaroos, will be signing Skidmarks #1 at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR, on Saturday 5th December 1 – 2pm.
Alongside artist Jamie Hewlett, Alan created Tank Girl in 1988 for Deadline magazine – and now, this gorgeous and anarchic heroine is a cult icon that has starred in strips, monthly comics, graphic novels, prose novels and a Hollywood movie. For Skidmarks, Alan has been joined by hot British artist Rufus Dayglo – and they’ve brought us, complete with added swearing, a riotous, brand new Tank Girl mini-series.
Skidmarks shows us Australia in the near future: a post-apocalyptic, but still rather picturesque wasteland. The former bounty hunter turned outlaw known as Tank Girl spends her days drinking, fighting and getting up to all manner of mischief – until she’s forced to give up her life of semi-retirement and climb back into the saddle to save the life of her best friend, Barney. This is everything you ever wanted to know about Tank Girl’s schooldays – and everything you didn’t!
It’s a book that makes me wonder if I missed out on a load of (tank)-girly schooltime fun…
(The poster for done for FP by Rufus last year – don’t let the date confuse you!)