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article imageComic book artist Rufus Dayglo on new Tank Girl collection Special

By Tim Sandle     Dec 6, 2014 in Entertainment
Saint Albans - London-based comics artist Rufus Dayglo paid a visit to Chaos City comics in St Albans to sign copies of his new collections 'We hate TANK GIRL' and Titan Comics 'Johnny Nemo - Existential Hitman of the future'.
Rufus Dayglo is a London-based comics artist working for 2000 AD and Titan Books in the U.K., and IDW Publishing and Image Comics in the U.S. He is perhaps best known for illustrating several Tank Girl comic books, although his work extends beyond this franchise.
Rufus Dayglo s work on display at Chaos City.
Rufus Dayglo's work on display at Chaos City.
Dayglo has drawn 5 complete series of Tank Girl with co-creator Alan Martin, for Titan Books ('Bad Wind Rising' mini series), Image Comics, and IDW Comics ('The Royal Escape' mini series). The Tank Girl series Dayglo has drawn are Tank Girl: Visions of Booga, Tank Girl: Skidmarks, Tank Girl: The Royal Escape, Tank Girl: We Hate Tank Girl, and Tank Girl: Bad Wind Rising.
Tank Girl is a British comic. The basis of the story is a girl who drives a tank, which is also her home. She undertakes a series of missions for a nebulous organization before making a serious mistake and being declared an outlaw for her sexual inclinations and her substance abuse.The comic was also adapted into a movie, released in 1995. The film was directed by Rachel Talalay and starred Lori Petty as Rebecca Buck, aka the eponymous Tank Girl.
At the signing, Rufus Dayglo was friendly with his fans and happy to explain his work and some of the aspects to his drawing art. For each person who purchased one of his collections, he added a special illustration.
With the new collection, 'We Hate Tank Girl', this comic book is described as "Dark and nasty...a bonanza of stories, posters, prose and extras. Featuring tales from Tank Girl's past, present and future."
A sneak preview of the new Tank Girl comic book collection.
A sneak preview of the new Tank Girl comic book collection.
The other collection, surrounding Johnny Nemo, features "a foul-mouthed, beer swilling private detective who goes through six robotic lung replacements a year on account of his other, equally vile chain-smoking habit. He is hired to investigate the killings, which brings him into numerous fights and gun battles with said vigilantes."
As well as his latest comic collections, on display were copies of Dayglo's Art Book, sketchbook, T-shirts and badges. Each item presented the thrilling work on this talented an innovative artist.
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