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Alan Martin has posted on Facebook an open call for submissions in hopes of finding a new artist for his next Tank Girl project. Cue storm of Tumblr and DeviantArt links. He writes:
This is a call out to ARTISTS. In the coming months there will be an opportunity for someone to work on a new Tank Girl project. The budget won’t be huge, so I’m looking for an up-and-coming artist who is looking to break into the business, or an established artist who has always dreamed of working on Tank Girl(!). I’m looking for a comicbook artist that can deliver professionally finished, sequential, full-colour artwork and who also has a great grasp of the character. If this is you, or you know someone who fits the bill, please reply in this thread and post a sample of artwork on this page. I will be refraining from commenting on any individual submissions, as this is not a competition or a critique, so please don’t be offended at the lack of feedback. Many thanks in advance, and I look forward to seeing what’s out there! Alan XXX
Martin has had remarkable luck in finding collaborators over the years — Jamie Hewlett, Glynn Dillon, Ashley Wood, Rufus Dayglo, Mick McMahon, Jim Mahfood … Here’s hoping the next Tank Girl artist isn’t too intimidated at the prospect of filling those gigantic army-surplus boots. And how about a female cartoonist stepping up to the plate? Wouldn’t that make a certain sense?