Random Tank Girl Art #1

I’m gonna be posting some random pages from the original Tank Girl incarnation. All of these are available in the Tank Girl Books 1 – 3 and The Cream Of Tank Girl coffee-table art book (all from Titan Books, available on Amazon etc.). This first one was an unseen picture that turned up in Jamie’s archive as we were putting together Tank Girl Book 3 and can now be found in the introduction of that book


More soon. Stay tuned to this station!


Alan X


Last year saw the sad departure of music and comedy legend Chris Sievey. Chris was the main driving force behind the 70s/80s post-punk band The Freshies, but made his big mark on showbiz with his papier-mache-headed alter-ego Frank Sidebottom. From the same era as Chis, and following a similar career-morphing trajectory, is comedy genius Graham Fellows, who, I’m very happy to say, is alive and well and still making people cry with laughter in the guise of his alter ego John Shuttleworth.

Chris and John crossed paths in their careers on the “Going Red?” single Some Boys. But there’s no video evidence of that anywhere on the internet, and not much worthwhile footage of The Freshies either. I wanted to show you something from the early days by these guys, as their humour has been a big influence on more subtle parts (if there are any) of Tank Girl’s own sense of the absurd. So here’s Graham, from way back in 1978, in his third Top Of The Pops appearance as the lovelorn Jilted John…

Have a happy saturday

Alan X


Currently writing a short Tank Girl story, and after having written the word “outback” several times in quick succession, I was suddenly reminded of these guys –

We used to listen to their album way back when we were doing the original run of comics, as a way of evoking some er, outbackyness. If Tank Girl were ever to have a real party I’m sure they would be providing the entertainment.

Better get back to work

Alan X

Dear Friends…

Hello, my name is Alan, I co-created the original Tank Girl comic in 1988 with my friend Jamie Hewlett.

For regular visitors of tank-girl.com, I’d like to say a big SORRY for my long absence. Due to my carelessness, the site was beginning to resemble a teenager’s bedroom; messy, unkempt, shambolic, scattered with dirty shorts, and smelling like something had crawled under the bed, eaten a dubious-looking damp sock, and died.

Well, as you can see, I’ve had the fumigators in and I’ve redecorated the whole place in snazzy black. From now on this will be my own personal blog, which, while bringing you all the latest news from the ever-expanding world of Tank Girl, will also (hopefully) tantalise you with peeks at other projects I’m working on.

I already have some very exciting (well, I’m excited, anyway) news that I’m waiting for the green-light to unveil.

And as you may already know, my next Tank Girl series “Carioca” with the brilliant Brit artist Mick “Mike” McMahon is scheduled for release as a three-part mini-series starting in September of this year.

Mick McMahon's Tank Girl cover from Deadline Magazine

This year is shaping up into something quite different.

While you’re here, take a quick look in the shop section, as a lot of Tank Girl comics are now available in digital formats. Hopefully before the year is out, the whole TG catalogue will become available for most handheld devices and computers.

Many thanks to Ash at Portable Interactive for his help and support with this site.


Alan X

Remastered Editions

Stripped down, un-earthed, touched-up, repaired, revamped, and re-evaluated. The original run of “Classic” Tank Girl books (from 1988 -1995) at last get to see the light of day in their original form…

TANK GIRL: BOOK ONE (remastered edition)

“From the depths of the outback she charges, astride her fabulous tank! It’s…Tank Girl. Join everybody’s favourite beer-swilling, chain-smoking, kangaroo-worrying lunatic as she blitzes her way through a dazzling array of bizarre adventures, including bounty hunting, delivering colostomy bags to Australian presidents, kangaroo boxing… and many more outrageous and mind-warping thrills! Marking the 20th anniversary of “Tank Girl”, with a new introduction from Alan Martin, and previously unseen material from Jamie Hewlett, this is the first in a series of ultimate collections. Presented for the first time in chronological order and in glorious black and white – as nature intended!”


TANK GIRL: BOOK TWO (remastered edition)

More of the same, only with more sex and violence, slightly better drawing, Dennis Hopper & Peter Fonda, and free admission into Booga’s Treehouse Club. Featuring a new introduction from Alan, stupid photos, and a brace of bonus bits and bobs. The nuts.


TANK GIRL: BOOK THREE (remastered edition)

Much enlarged, stripped back and repaired, BOOK THREE is now a glorious suppository of all things TG. Includes the one where Graham Coxon saves everyone with his bouncy castle. Now featuring the long lost stories Anitdisesatblishmentarianism & Cowboy Chan. And a photo of Adam Ant picking his nose.


TANK GIRL: THE ODYSSEY (remastered edition)

Drawn by Jamie, written by Peter Milligan, THE ODYSSEY was the first full length outing for Tank Girl. Mixing Homer’s Odyssey, Joyce’s Ulysses and a few random episodes of Scooby Doo, the story drags our heroes to the bottom of the barrel and back again. A brand new introduction from Pete, a covers gallery,  and the hardly-ever-seen, all-colour Tank Girl stories produced by Jamie and Pete for Details magazine make this a very tasty package indeed.


TANK GIRL : APOCALYPSE (remastered edition)

With script from veteran Brit 2000AD writer Alan Grant and art from Andy Pritchett and Phil Bond, this second graphic novel length story really puts Tank Girl through the wringer; conspiracy theory, pregnancy, and headbutting Lady Di are all subjects addressed here. A covers gallery and the un-earthed ten-page story Picnic At Hanging Cock finish the book nicely.



Barney in a coma. Booga on a skateboard. Jet Girl in a giant toy car with Dee Dee Ramone. Tank Girl on a cruise-missile-mission to save the day and maybe stop somewhere nice for tea. It can only be TANK GIRL: SKIDMARKS the collection. Finally the ten trouser-tanning instalments have been shovelled up by Titan Comics and transformed into a beautiful graphic novel. Just in time for your summer hols. Features two extra stories and an insane amout of other bonus material. And if you don’t like it, you can always use it for wiping your bum!

Out now!