Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Lucky Lucy.... Saves the World!

Most of the best things that've happened in my life have had a happy serendipity.
From getting involved in drawing Tank Girl, to finding new friends....

Well... I saw a photo of someone with a really cool cat hat.... so I rather randomly sent her an email. I'm not in the habit of contacting strangers on the internet.. I leave that for the professional stalkers.

So..... I met up with Lucky Lucy (That's Doctor Lucy, kids), who is a scientist at DEFRA (Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs). We talked about bees, earth house, bio charcoal, and David Attenborough (Best Human ever..tis official)
Lucy's on a one woman mission to get people involved in Ecology,Our World around us, and doing things on a grass root level...even if it's planting flowers in a window box.

I've never met someone with so much enthusiasm, so much, knowledge and such a wonderful empathy for..everything!

Check out her blog...get involved. Now.

http://luckylucyrainbowwarrior.blogspot.com/

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Friday, 27 March 2009

If you have even a remote interest in freedom of speech, self-expression...

... Art, or dare I say it, Comics, then you need to be aware of a very serious and dangerous act that is being pushed through Parliament. More information here: http://www.comicshopvoice.co.uk/index%2002.htm

The Criminal Justice & Immigration Act 2008 came in to effect in January 2009, and Section 49 of the Coroners and Justice Bill is currently being reviewed. Both of these Acts could impact on the creation of comic books and how they are sold, both have the potential to land innocent people in court, on the sex offender register or in jail. We ask that the PM and the government as a whole respect the concerns of artists, writers, publishers, readers and retailers all over the UK and include a specific clarification in the law that ensures that no innocent comic creators or owners of comics can ever be prosecuted unfairly by a mis interpretation of the current laws.

These laws actually extend to ANY form of image making (paintings, sketches, doodles, etc) and not just the comics media, so EVERYBODY will be effected by it. Basically the government wants to legislate that any DRAWING they deem "inappropriate" is tantamount to the same laws as a photography, thus preventing you or I from DRAWING certain things. If ever there were "thought crime" laws, these are it!

Please sign the petition below.

http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/Protect-Comics/

Please pass this on to as many people as possible. Any of you who are in the press and media please write articles about this and highlight the dangers. We need to educate the public! If we don't stop this now we will have thrown away a huge freedom of expression. This is the thin end of an enormous wedge. The consequences of which could ultimately be a government deciding what is "approved art" and what is banned. Hmmm... sounds a lot like 1930s' Germany to me.


Love and tanks...

Rufus (Thanks to Tim Pilcher)

Thursday, 26 March 2009

New Tankie Pin Up on Suicide Girls!

Firstly....Thanks to everyone who came down to the signing...It was a great success.. and we had a very special guest, the one and only Brendan McCarthy! He did some amazing sketches, and signed a load of books!

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L to R... Brendan McCarthy watching me ruin a book, in BG Henry Flint and David Bishop

Also...
This month's Tankie pin up is up on Suicide Girls...
http://suicidegirls.com/members/TankGirl_TGonSG/
Here's the prelim/rough..just a doodle..I was originally going to do it landscape..but that didn't work out... LOL

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Monday, 16 March 2009

Signing at FP London, March 21st

Just a reminder..

There's a huge 2000ad signing down at Forbidden Planet Megastore, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, on March 21st.

I'll be there as well, sketching and signing..come along and say hello!

Love and tanks,
Ruf..Team Tank Girl

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Wednesday, 11 March 2009

TAKE COVER!!!

SSSH! You haven't seen this..I haven't shown it you...

Got it?

Oh yeah..Happy Birthday to me.

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Friday, 6 March 2009

Marty Fucking Emond

RIP my friend, Martin... I played GnR very loud last night, and thought of you, and Simon.. The Dynamic Duo of comics.. painting away, talking shit, and taking the piss out of each other.

You should be hear painting pictures with us still ya fucker.

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Simon Morse, my bestest bud, and Marty Fuck...

Mindless self indulgence!

Firstly.. another page covered by our dear friend Christian for the titan release of Tank Girl - Skidmarks, this summer..

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Next month's Judge Dredd Megazine will have an all new Tank Girl Cover too!

Now...
Proof positive that buying back your childhood is alive and well..

I present a 1979 Gundam Wind up robot by Clover toys... winging it's way too me soon.

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Monday, 2 March 2009

BACK ONLINE!

Hurray!

I've successfully moved house, lost all my shirts, and got my internet reconnected!

I've also got a new pair of boots.. DM 1460s.. so doing my best impression of a demented boot boy..... with ginger hair.

Just finished a Tank Girl cover for Megazine ...here's the rough..

I'll answer emails soon..I've got 600+ to answer..so please be patient..I'm wading through them as fast as i can!

Love and tanks..

Ruf

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