Thursday, July 29, 2010

Just a Girl You Want

I haven't collected comics since the nineties but one of my favorites at that time was "Tank Girl." Tank Girl is a post apocalyptic story set in Australia, about a punk rock girl who lives in a tank and hangs out with kangaroos. This British comic was originally created by writer, Alan Martin and Illustrator Jamie Hewlett (co-creator of the virtual band, The Gorrillaz).

Here are the opening credits to the feature film starring Lori Petty, Ice-T, Naomi Watts and Malcolm McDowell.

I was recently reminded about this comic by stumbling upon a podcast called "Comic Genius" hosted on a website called which is mostly about video games.

What excited me most about it was that the new Tank Girl comics, called Tank Girl The Gifting, was illustrated by Rufus Dayglo (whom I am not too familiar with but like his style), Ashley Wood (I know from my friend Adrian's, borderline unhealthy obsession with his figurines) and Mike McMahon (the latter whom, again, I am not familiar with).

I found a preview of "The Gifting" on

To close here is some of Mr. Hewlett's work on the Gorillaz video (that could not be embedded), "On Melancholy Hill." This is the best mix of 2-D and 3-D animation I have ever seen.



Adrian J.K. Shum, LGDC said...

I own TG: The Gifting... pretty sure it's a hardcover that I scored via Amazon. You're welcome to borrow it sometime if you'd like.


Doug said...

Absolutely, thanks man.