On his blog, Ashley Wood announces he’ll be illustrating a new Tank Girl series for IDW Publishing, written by the character’s co-creator, Alan Martin. It’s set to launch in May.
“So if there ever was going to be a new Tank Girl series, I would want Jaime Hewlett doing the artwork and Alan Martin writing it… right…,” Wood writes. “Well if Jaime cant draw it, then damn it, I’m putting my hand up… anddddd I am.”
He notes that Tank Girl will have a new look, something Martin addresses in a message:
We were concerned that she didn’t make her re-appearance in the same, tired old clothes that she bowed out in some twelve years ago. What was alternative, upsetting, anarchic, and just plain odd-ball back then has since become common place. Mainstream media smothers us daily with punky chic, and modern day babies can be seen sporting spikey hairdos and Travis Bickle T-shirts. The uniform of the cultural revolutionary has been sold to The Man.
So how to rebel? How give the finger to the fashion fascists?
Normal is the only way ahead.
Dress like a high school teacher from the mid-eighties, or pick clothes from your boring aunty’s wardrobe.
The only way left to rebel is to dress like you’re not rebelling.