Mike talks about his new publishing partnership with scout comics
“I created Action Tank because kids are awesome, comics are awesome, and bringing the two together is, for me, a massive joyful privilege.
In the relatively small Australian market, where I’ve personally hand-sold thousands of my self-published copies, Action Tank has proven to be a series that kids, parents, teachers, librarians and booksellers all want, so I knew that when I was ready to take it to the world, I’d need a publishing partner who not only shared my goals, but also my belief that comics for kids can be, and should be, of a world-class quality.
I’ve been impressed by Scout’s innovative approach to publishing since they began, so when I heard about the launch of the SCOOT! Imprint, and its goal to inspire children to celebrate their own creativity, capability and imagination, I knew I’d found the right partner to help bring Action Tank to the kids and families of the world.”
issue #1 launched worldwide in August 2021!
KEY INFO ABOUT ACTION TANK ISSUE #1
32 ACTION-PACKED, full-color pages for only $1.99!
THE PERFECT, EVERGREEN LEAD-IN to the first Action Tank graphic novel (coming in January)!
ON SALE in NOW from your local comic shop or ScoutComics.com!
PRAISE FOR ACTION TANK
“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)
“A truly exceptional use of the comic form. This is a big smile from end to end.”
– RYAN K LINDSAY (Everfrost, Eternal, Beautiful Canvas)
“Mike’s talent continues to astound me. If I didn’t know what a gentle nerd he was, I’d be intimidated.”
– NAT AMOORE (Secrets of a Schoolyard Millionaire, The Right Way To Rock)
MULTIPLE LITERARY AWARD NOMINATIONS
Mike’s self-published releases of the Action Tank series have proven to be a small-press sensation, earning multiple literary award nominations, including…
2021 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards
2021 Comic Arts Awards Of Australia
2021 Russell Prize for Humour Writing for Young People
2020 Aurealis Awards
2020 Australian Library & Information Association Notables
MIKE APPEARS ON THE SCOUT TRAILBLAZERS PODCAST
Listen to a terrific interview with Mike about how and why he makes Action Tank on Episode 31 of the Scout Trailblazers podcast.
Coming TO THE USA in January 2022! The First Action Tank GRAPHIC NOVEL!
Live in Australia? You can already grab your copy now!