Action Tank is the critically acclaimed graphic novel series from Australian writer/illustrator Mike Barry.

With TWO EPIC VOLUMES made specifically for 8-12 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.


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Huge news!



BOOK 2 continues straight on from the cliffhanger at the end of BOOK 1, and contains MORE ACTION, MORE HUMOUR, MORE CHARACTERS and WAAAAAAY MORE PAGES!

Learn more about the story >


That’s a lot of pages! In fact, it took me TWO YEARS to write, draw and colour them all! Here’s a sneak peek at of some of the pages…


Want to see the first 24 pages (yep, seriously) of Action Tank 2? View the PDF!



Learn more about BOOK 1, or just go ahead and grab your copy NOW!




Action Tank Book 2 is supported by Creative Partnerships Australia through MATCH Labcreative_partnerships_australia

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About Mike

faceMike 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.

Action Tank – Book 1 was shortlisted for an Aurealis Award (Best Graphic Novel 2017), was included in the NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge, and earned him a mentorship in the CBCA Maurice Saxby Creative Development Program.

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.

Mike has plenty to say, and can be found on instagram, twitter, and his other website. He also very occasionally sends out info and updates via his email list.


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Contact Mike

Mike wants to hear from you.

Maybe you have a copy of Action Tank already, and you want to tell him how you feel about it? If so, use this form.

Or maybe you have a question about Action Tank, or about Mike, or about life? If so, use this form.

Or maybe you just like using forms? If so, use this form.

You can also connect with Mike at his other website, on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, or by signing up for his email newsletter.

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