Tim Pilcher Tells Us All About Drugs, DC Comics And The Spice Girls That Wanted To Be Tank Girls

On Tuesday, Tim Pilcher launched Comic Book Bablyon at Gosh Comics a Kickstarter-funded memoir about his time in comics, principally working for DC Comics/Vertigo UK and Art Young. Subtitled a Cautionary Tale Of Sex, Drugs And Comics, he wasn't kidding.

We learn how Geri and Victoria from the Spice Girls auditioned to be Tank Girl. Who the office's drugs dealer was. Exactly what Pete Milligan said about Karen Berger, how they never did publish David Hine's Strange Embrace and how another publisher, Les Cartoonistes Dangereuse that Tim was involved with, used the Vertigo office – as their own office. Handy for photocopying.


Don't worry Tom, Ryan did turn up… and according to Tim, a quarter of backers for this book came from Bleeding Cool. So it could be our fault…

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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