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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Hewlett & Martin's The 16s

The BBC News Magazine (29 July) has a brief report on a 1997 strip by Alan C. Martin & Jamie Hewlett. 'The 16s' was, according to Martin, the pair's answer to 'The Peanuts': "It's an eternal summer, always set outdoors, with archetypal characters. And it looks like the missing link between Tank Girl and Gorillaz," Martin is quoted as saying. "The 16s was a name that I'd had kicking around for a long time, taken from glam-band The Sweet's single The Six Teens. It had nothing to do with the strip or characters, but seemed to fit nicely."

The strip was the last collaboration between Martin and Hewlett following the disastrous Tank Girl movie.

Martin is currently writing new TG stories for the Judge Dredd Megazine, which will begin in the relaunch issue, #275.

(* The 16s © Alan C. Martin & Jamie Hewlett.)

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