Mike Barry's amazing graphic novel series for amazing kids.
Action Tank is the critically acclaimed graphic novel series from Australian writer/illustrator Mike Barry.
With TWO EPIC VOLUMES made specifically for 7-12 year old readers, Action Tank is a full-colour comic book story about a boy who finds himself on the other side of the Solar System but needs to get home in time for his Mum’s spaghetti carbonara.
“Smart, funny, and dynamically designed, ‘Action Tank’ is an impressive debut that’s sure to engage readers, some of whom will no doubt be inspired to write and draw their own powered-up comics.”
– SHAUN TAN (The Arrival, Cicada, Tales from the Inner City)
Action Tank Book 2 is supported by Creative Partnerships Australia through MATCH Lab.
Mike Barry is a writer and illustrator from Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
Supported by a career in advertising, he created, crowd-funded and self-published his first middle-grade graphic novel Action Tank – Book 1 in 2017, which quickly gained popularity with readers and recognition with critics.
The success of Book 1 laid the foundation for the much anticipated second chapter in the series, the 2020 released Action Tank – Book 2, which was created thanks to another successful crowd-funding campaign, and with support the Creative Partnerships Australia MATCHLab program.