Tank Girl 1st Appearance - Atom Tan #1 Full Size A4 Edition - with Printed Patch and Poster Magazine
A full-size replica of the original Atom Tan fanzine comic, a screen printed arm patch, a fold-out poster magazine, and an Atom Tan button/badge.
In June 1987, while still studying at Worthing Art College, Jamie Hewlett, Phil Bond, and I launched our first published work - Atom Tan issue #1 - printed on the staff photocopier and selling amongst fellow students for fifty pence.
Since then, the comic has become a minor legend, having been the birth place of Tank Girl in her own one-page advert. Original copies are rare, fetching high prices at auctions.
For the first time since 1987, we are offering a replica of the fanzine in its original size (A4 - 210mm x 297mm). Scanned from my old copy, and retaining all of its original photocopied blemishes and drop-outs, it looks exactly as it did 35 years ago. 28 pages, hand-signed on the back cover by myself (Alan, Tank Girl co-creator), with space of further signatures.
Along with the Atom Tan #1 comic itself, you will receive a "Mono" 633 Squadron patch - a replica of the sew-on gang patch worn by the boys during the Atom Tan era, designed by Jamie and Phil in the spring of 1987. These have been hand screen printed by me and my wife Lou. A black print onto "unfinished" white cotton drill. Approximately 148mm x 210mm.
Also in the pack is a large format A2 fold-out Atom Tan Poster Magazine (folded down to a5), featuring the original 1987 Tank Girl page on one side - this artwork is now in full colour for the first time - and the story of Atom Tan on the other. Hand signed on the poster side in fade-proof ink by myself.
As a bonus, you will also receive a one-inch Atom Tan badge/pin, featuring Phil Bond's original logo from the comic on a pink background.
We think this is the most collectable item we've ever produced, as it not only represents the first printed appearance of Tank Girl, but also the first published work of Jamie Hewlett.
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