Hey everyone! We’ve got a lot of news, some of it a bit belated. First of all – Tankadere 3: Daring Dames is available for sale on our webstore! This volume is a beautiful book with top-notch production quality and incredible art both inside and outside, and we’re very proud to present it. This gorgeous collection of shorts has been the level of work we’ve been aiming at for Crab Tank from the start, so if you’ve been waiting to pick up a volume, I can say without reservation that you should check this one out.
That said, Tankadere 3 went to press with an error; the last page of Rachel Boyes’s story did not make it in to the final print version. While the story works without the page, we talked with the artist and agreed that the story should be posted in full online with the missing page for everyone’s enjoyment. All subsequent editions (which will be digital) will include the missing page.
Hi all! Sorry about the long hiatus, but rest assured, we have not gone anywhere! As I write this, Tankadere 3 is at the printers, and will, barring any printing mishaps or acts of god, be ready for release at Emerald City Comicon! This is looking like our finest volume yet, with 152 pages of comics and illustrations from a range of international artists, all around the theme of female protagonists! I can’t show you the interiors yet, but I can reveal the cover:
Stunning! Robin Robinson contributed the cover this time, and it is gorgeous.
Crab Tank is back- from a sudden Kumoricon Artist Alley run! Thanks to everyone who came out and to all our artist alley-mates; it was great to see you again.
We’d also like to note that there has been a minor deadline date extension for Tankadere 3 to Sept. 20th. If you’re interested in being a part of Tankadere 3, all submissions materials are due in to us by then! That’s finished pages (or stand-alone illustrations), a 1 inch x 1 inch drawn icon of the artist, and 50 words or less of artist biography. In the bio, we would like up to two pieces of contact info (i.e.: your tumblr, email, website, etc).
Again, the final deadline is September 20th, 2012. Send all submissions materials totanka at crabtankink dot com.
Hello all! Just thought I’d update quickly to get that stagnant blog smell off the front page.
Tankadere vol. 3 (full title pending, themed around powerful and active female characters) is coming along excellently, and we have a range of stories lined up, from epic space opera to RPG-based fantasy to nervewracking suburban drama. If you’re just now arriving, we are still open to submissions! The deadline for completed comics submissions is September 10th. The full guidelines can be found here.
We have a few shows lined up for the 2013 season (The two main ones Emerald City Comic Con and Stumptown, shockingly enough!) and are looking at a few more. We’ll let you know when that happens.
The other news is that we’re going to be relocating temporarily for the summer, so from July 6th-30th Crab Tank will be unable to ship any orders. The online store will be closed during that time. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Just a quick reminder that Tankadere 3 pitches are due! We’ve gotten fantastic work in so far. Thank you, everyone who’s submitted! And if you haven’t yet– don’t worry, there’s still time. The guidelines can be found here.
Man, Emerald City was amazing. It was our first time ever participating as a vendor, and I have to say, it was the best experience I’ve had at a con yet. We’ll definitely be back next year! More con report tidbits to follow.
In short upcoming news, check out our new submissions guidelines for Tankadere Volume 3! More on this later.