As a child I thought the theme of the next issue of OiNK was another pig-related pun, what with it being the HOGmanay special. I’d never heard of the word before and was initially a little disappointed to find out it wasn’t a pun at all. But then I realised with a name like that this Scottish celebration was the perfect way for Uncle Pigg and all of the crazy characters to see in the New Year! At the end of the Christmas issue we all got a special invite. All except one.
I remember receiving the issue a few days before Christmas but I didn’t read it until a day or two before New Year’s Eve. To do otherwise just felt wrong. Plus I was still enjoy the festive issue over and over again, I didn’t want to wish away Christmas so the comic was filed away until the right time. For the blog I don’t know the exact day it came out early so I’ll be reviewing it on the date on the cover instead, Monday 27th December. Surely something to look forward to reading between the food-induced comas.