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Nice update Alan, promise I won't unsubscribe even now that you've posted more TG content !!! I'm not sure I can take it but I'll try haha. My wife got some official stuff from the 90s which I'll stick on a reply on Facebook or something 👍

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Would love to see the deadline black and white posters.

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The door-length ones?

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Sep 12, 2023Liked by Alan C. Martin

Yeah think there were 2, 1 tank girl and the other Johnny Nemo

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Sep 12, 2023Liked by Alan C. Martin

Really REALLY big posters would be cool.

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You mean the Deadline ones, door-length etc?

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As big as possible! I'm sure they'd be expensive, but they'd be worth it!

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we're looking into it - might've found a way of doing it!

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Sep 12, 2023Liked by Alan C. Martin

Hey Alan! Looking forward to the new Tank Girl shirt in the future. I’m sorry to hear that you lost subscribers…. Weird. It’s hard for me to choose anything for a Tank Girl “bucket list” as I love everything and anything I can get my hands on that’s related. I love all the patches, pins, stickers. Possibly in the future a magnet, keychain or more dog tags would be fantastic as I missed out on the first batch you had made. A Sub Girl poster magazine would be mint or a Sun Girl patch, badge 💙 something I always thought that would be interesting is a book complied of all the Tank Girl Deadline covers or Posters from those magazines. Thank you for all the amazing merch you always put out. Makes my world go round! Xo

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Sub Girl's a big gap in our output, we should remedy that. Lou's looking into dog tags, we'll let you know of that looks feasible. And yeah, weird, this newsletter has lost me more subscribers too!

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Yes please, Sub Girl is my favourite 🖖💙 yay, thank you to Lou for looking into dog tags. Everything and everything is much appreciated. What the heck about the subscriber loss 🤔

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I agree, more sub girl!! ;)

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The loss of subscribers may have nothing to do with TG/you. It may have everything to do with substack being openly white supremacist supporters. I’m only following this and one other substack but honestly would prefer to not give the company my traffic at all.

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Ok. I'll read up on that. Do you have any good sources that you can link me to?

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Ack, so so sorry, I didn't know there was a notification in substack for replies to comments.

I know a lot of writers/newsletter senders are using Buttondown & Mailchimp, not sure the interactive elements of either of those.

Some articles on the issues from recognisable pubs (haven't read all of them myself, just the Atlantic one):

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2023/11/substack-extremism-nazi-white-supremacy-newsletters/676156/

https://www.adl.org/resources/blog/antisemitism-false-information-and-hate-speech-find-home-substack-0

https://www.fastcompany.com/90998505/substack-writers-creators-threatening-boycott-over-nazi-newsletters

There's so many more. It's been simmering news for a while now. It seems like a lot of writer BlueSky has been discussing it off and on. (if anyone still needs a BlueSky invite, I have some to share before it goes public).

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Hiya I had a TG poster from Deadline around 90/91 that I lost, well I think I did or I’ve dreamt it up. It was a summery TG and said eggs is eggs on it. If it was real I’ll defo buy it again

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Eggs is eggs... I can't think of which one that might've been. If you can find me some reference, I'll see what we can do!

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