‘Tank Girl’ Co-Creator Jamie Hewlett Makes Promo Art For British Library Comics Exhibit
With the massive success of Gorillaz, the animated band he co-created with Blur frontman Damon Albarn, Tank Girl co-creator Jamie Hewlett arguably has one of the most identifiable art styles of any comics artist in the world.
Which is likely why the British Library in London has tapped him to to illustrate a huge banner for its new exhibit, “Comics Unmasked: Art and Anarchy in the UK,” which kicks off May 2. Check out the piece used for the banner, which features a brass-knuckle wearing superheroine leaning against an alley wall, and another piece (which Hewlett is calling his second panel) after the jump.
And here’s the huge banner in action:
Here’s what Hewlett had to say about the project, according to a British Library press release:
“There is no national institution better than the British Library to showcase such an extensive collection of British comic art. I’m thrilled to be part of this exhibition, and to celebrate the history of British comics.”
In addition to a montage of Hewlett’s Tank Girl and Gorillaz work, the exhibition will include work from British comic creators including Neil Gaiman,, Alan Moore, Grant Morrison and Posy Simmonds.
It’s set to run through August 19.