ATOM TAN "NEON PINK" EDITION (with poster and badge!)
Since our 30th Anniversary edition of Atom Tan sold out a couple of years ago, we have been asked repeatedly if we will ever be doing a second run. We struggled with the idea of printing something similar, as it was sold as a limited edition, and we felt we had to honour that. So here is our solution, which we feel fits very well with Atom Tan's punky, indie aesthetic - ATOM TAN - THE NEON PINK EDITION!
From the 30th anniversary edition listing -
"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 very rare, fetching high prices when they come up at auctions."
We are now offering this new special edition, printed at half-size (A5) on NEON PINK paperstock, and retaining all of its original photocopied blemishes and drop-outs, it looks like a radioactive version of its original incarnation from over three decades ago. 28 pages, hand-signed on the back cover by myself (Alan, Tank Girl co-creator), with space of further signatures.
Also in the pack is an A3 fold-out poster of the original 1987 Tank Girl page, printed onto yellow Neon paper. Hand signed in fade-proof ink by myself.
You will also receive a one-and-a-half inch Atom Tan badge/pin, featuring Phil Bond's original logo from the comic in one of four neon colours (please don't request a specific colour, as they are pre-bagged).
This item represents the first printed appearance of Tank Girl and the first published work of Jamie Hewlett.
Each pack is handled, folded, and packaged by ourselves, which makes for a somewhat home-made feel.