Gorillaz Artist Jamie Hewlett Returns to Tank Girl in ’21st Century Tank Girl’ [Preview]
Ten years before artist Jamie Hewlett became a global pop culture phenomenon as the co-creator of Gorillaz alongside Damon Albarn, he made his other best-known cultural contribution in the late 80s with writer Alan Martin; Tank Girl. Debuting in the pages of UK anthology magazine Deadline, the rocket launcher-wielding, tank-driving outlaw became an icon of female empowerment and sexual self-determination (and the star of a Lori Petty movie of appropriately debatable virtue).
Tank Girl was largely dormant from the mid-90s until the late 2000s, when Martin returned to the character by partnering with artists including Rufus Dayglo, Jim Mahfood, and Warwick Johnson-Cadwell. Hewlett’s musical commitments kept him away from the character for a long time, but now he’s finally back for 21st Century Tank Girl, an anthology that also features Mahfood, Caldwell-Johnson, Philip Bond, Jonathan Edwards, and more.
The book was originally created as a Kickstarter project last year, but UK publisher Titan Comics plans to bring it to a wider audience, and have offered a couple of preview pages featuring new art by Hewlett and Caldwell-Johnson. Check them out below.
You might notice that Tank Girl has swapped her tank for a spaceship of unusual shape and girth. Don’t study it too closely at your desk at work. Tank Girl is never office-appropriate.
Here’s the solicitation info:
STORY BY: Alan Martin
ART BY: Jamie Hewlett, Warwick Johnson-Cadwell, Philip Bond, Jonathan Edwards, Brett Parson, Jim Mahfood, Craig Knowles
COVER BY: Jamie Hewlett
PUBLISHER: Titan Comics
COVER PRICE: $3.99
RELEASE DATE: June 10
JAMIE HEWLETT RETURNS TO TANK GIRL!
After a break of 20 years, artist extraordinaire Jamie Hewlett (GORILLAZ) is leaping back on the Tank Girl wagon, re-teaming with series co-creator Alan Martin to bring you a whole new take on the foul-mouthed, gun toting, swill-swigging hellion!
Featuring riotous 100% original content from Hewlett & Martin along with contributions from a host of series stalwarts and newcomers, get your head down, put your hands over your private parts, and prepare for a chaotic collection of strips, pin-ups, and random carnage!
21st Century Tank Girl #1 comes with 2 covers to collect and is available to order from the April edition of Previews
COVER A – JAMIE HEWLETT, ORDER CODE: APR151704
COVER B – JAMIE HEWLETT, ORDER CODE: APR151703